Sadly, late last night U.S. time, another plane crashed in Asia, this time in Taiwan. As of yet, there are more than twenty passengers and crew confirmed killed, with more missing, though there have been injured survivors pulled from the wreckage. The flight didn’t crash over open water, as several other Asian flights have in recent past, instead, into a river alongside a roadway. Thankfully, the roadway at the time wasn’t bustling, though there were at least two cars on the road driving with a dashboard camera running. The video of the crash is almost too surreal to be believed.
Another dashboard camera captured the crash as well, from slightly farther away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MMzCwzXMQY Because of the proximity to a major city equipped with plenty of media and technology-laden citizenry, images of the rescue have also gone viral. Here are some of the most gripping, pulled from Twitter:
— Airline Reporter (@AirlineReporter) February 4, 2015
— ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) February 4, 2015
Comment below! How common are dashboard cameras where you live? Do you think they’re useful?