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3. Sinking of the MV Sewol in Seoul, S Korea

The sinking of the MV Sewol occurred on the morning of 16 April 2014 en route from Incheon to Jeju. The Japanese-built South Korean ferry capsized while carrying 476 people, mostly secondary school students from Danwon High School.

In all, 304 passengers died in the disaster. Of the approximately 172 survivors, many were rescued by fishing boats and other commercial vessels that arrived at the scene approximately 30 minutes before any South Korean coast guard or ROK Navy ships.

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4. TransAsia Airways Flight 235

TransAsia Airways Flight 235 was a domestic flight that crashed into the Keelung River on 4 February 2015, shortly after takeoff from Taipei Songshan Airport. The TransAsia Airways flight was flying from Taipei to Kinmen with 53 passengers and five crew on board. There were 15 survivors.

Two minutes after takeoff, the pilots reported an engine flameout. Flight 235 climbed to a maximum height of 1,050 feet (320 m), then descended. Immediately before crashing into the river, it banked sharply left and clipped a taxi travelling west on the Huandong Viaduct, then the viaduct itself, with its left wing.

TransAsia Airways Flight 235

TransAsia Airways Flight 235

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