I was dumbfounded when I saw the report come over the tv just shortly after the crash. I am about 50 miles from Kaohsiung. We were still at the tail end of the typhoon. For the past few hours leading up to the crash and also afterwards, the weather was light rain, however, without warning you would get torrential downpours and wind gusts of about 60 mph. I couldn’t believe they let that type of plane fly during this weather.