TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

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TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

Post by Ameerjan » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:46 am

A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei.

More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured.
Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue.
Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river.

The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said.

The cause of the latest incident was not immediately clear.

But CNA quoted a government spokesman as saying the plane crashed after hitting an elevated bridge.

Local channel ETTV showed footage of the plane banking and hitting a road bridge before crashing into the river.

Local media reported that several people had been rescued so far and sent to a nearby hospital.

In July last year 48 people died when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed amid stormy weather in Taiwan's Penghu archipelago.

Source: BBC NEWS

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Re: TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:24 am

In video it appears a vehicle moving on the bridge was struck by port side wingtip of the aircraft before it crashed into the river.

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Re: TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

Post by pk363 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:30 pm

Further details of the accident with a video and photos is available on Aviation Herald

http://avherald.com/h?article=48145bb3&opt=0

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Re: TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

Post by Ameerjan » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:43 pm

TransAsia Forced to Ground Ten Pilots Who Couldn't Pass a Flight Test

According to international plane crash database CNN, the airline decided to test the pilots flying ATR turboprops—the same plane that crashed last week—on the recommendation of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

The results weren't encouraging. Of 68 pilots reportedly flying that aircraft, only 49 took the test. And the 39 who passed still have to pass a simulator test before they'll be allowed to fly again.

According to CNN, last week's crash occurred after both engines cut out, leaving the plane gliding for around a minute before clipping a bridge and crashing into a Taipei harbor.