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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

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posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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Transasia Airways flight GE222 crashed on landing near Magong airport on Penghu Island. It was making its second landing attempt after aborting the first. The aircraft, with 54 passengers and 4 crew on board crashed short of the runway in heavy rains. There are 51 feared dead, and seven reported injured.


A passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people, local officials say.

The domestic TransAsia Airways flight crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island, reports said.

There were a total of 54 passengers and four crew on board, Taiwan's CNA news agency reported.

Aviation officials said flight GE222 aborted its initial landing and then crashed, local media reported.

www.bbc.com...


A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.

Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning, and the Central Weather Bureau was advising of heavy rain through the evening, even though the center of the storm was in mainland China.

The flight was heading from the capital, Taipei, to the island Penghu, halfway between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait. Pictures from the airport showed a handful of firefighters using flashlights to look at wreckage in the darkness.

abcnews.go.com...
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posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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Another sad day for Asia I feel this may be a genuine accident still very sad for all the human life lost lets hope facts are released quickly



I tried to create a thread half an hour ago on ATS with this news but sometimes ats sucks



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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Indeed very sad news.


According to link, 47 dead, 11 injured...



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning, and the Central Weather Bureau was advising of heavy rain through the evening, even though the center of the storm was in mainland China.


Bad weather looks like a major contributor.



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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It takes lots of skill and balls to fly during such weather, pilots and passengers, another sad story.
I hope there won't be any conspiracies targeted at this one (weather manipulation to name one),
but being a conspiracy site,...

RIP



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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It was an ATR-72, capable of carrying 70 passengers. Thunderstorms were reported at the airport during the landing attempts. Winds nearby were reported as high as 40 knots. The aircraft crashed among some buildings, but there were no casualties reported in the buildings.



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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The aircraft was registered as B-22810 s/n 642. It first flew in June of 2000, and was delivered to the airline new, in July 2000. They have nine more ATR-72s in service.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 09:45 AM
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Yet another stunning example of bad crew resource management in action.

The aircraft descended through the missed approach point of 176 feet. They got to 72 feet before calling for a go around. The pilot asked if the runway was in sight, and the copilot waited nine seconds to answer it was not.

Shortly after calling for a go around, an unknown sound was heard and the recorders stopped.

There were two debris fields found. The aircraft event through 100 meters of trees and brush and broke apart with some debris continuing on to strike a number of buildings.

www.flightglobal.com...



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It's an example of bad CRM but an even worse example of awful airmanship. If you can't even fly an approach properly as published then no amount of CRM training is going to save you.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

The Captain had 19,000 hours in ATRs. That's what's amazing about it.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Complacency. Just when you think you are a master of the airplane and can push the limits you get bitten in the ass.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

The two most dangerous times I've found in a career are right out of school, and near retirement.



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