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Taiwan acquits 2 over deadly 2014 TransAsia crash

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The main cause of the accident was because the flight crew did not follow the standard landing procedures the Penghu district court says in a statement

OVER 2 YEARS AFTER. In thisl file photo, a local resident walks past the tail section of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 as rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage the morning after it crashed near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

Jan 29, 2016 - 3:36 PM

The company s pilots were flying without abiding by standard procedures part of a workplace culture which endangered flight safety an official of the Aviation Safety Council says

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash – report

Jul 02, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Based on a black box the pilot said these words seconds before the crash: Wow pulled back wrong throttle

ENGINE MALFUNCTIONED. A file photograph released on July 2, 2015 shows the wreckage of TransAsia Airways ATR 72 plane after it crashed into a river in Taipei, Taiwan, February 4, 2015, killing 43 people. File photo by David Chang/EPA

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:14 PM

All of TransAsia s 71 pilots who fly ATR planes are to undergo retraining after its second deadly crash in 7 months

CLIPPED. A video grabbed image made available by visual courtesy to TVBS Taiwan showing a TransAsia Airways passenger plane seen shortly before it crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 04 February 2015.

Engine failure focus of TransAsia probe

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:46 AM

Warning signals blared in the cockpit and the left engine was then shut down manually by the crew for unknown reasons

Taiwan 'hero' pilot found clutching joystick of crashed plane

Feb 06, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Pilot Liao Chien tsung 41 is among at least 35 people who lost their lives in the accident

The wreckage of the TransAsia Airways flight GE235 passenger plane that crashed into the Keelung River lies on the banks of the river in Taipei, Taiwan, early 05 February 2015. Photo by David Chang/EPA

Taiwan pilot hailed a hero as wreckage scoured; toll now at 31

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Hundreds of rescuers in boats as well as divers and soldiers mounted the search in the chilly waters as the death toll rose to 31

CLIPPED. A video grabbed image made available by visual courtesy to TVBS Taiwan showing a TransAsia Airways passenger plane seen shortly before it crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 04 February 2015.

Garuda Indonesia plane skids off runway on Lombok

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:12 PM

None of the 33 people on board the ATR 72 600 plane from Bali were hurt

11 feared dead, many trapped in wreckage of Taiwan plane

Feb 04, 2015 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED Dramatic amateur video footage from Wednesday s accident shows the TransAsia ATR 72 600 turboprop plane hitting the road bridge as it banks side long towards the water

RESCUE RUSH. Rescue personnel work to free passengers from a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane that crash-landed into a river outside Taiwan's capital Taipei in New Taipei City on February 4, 2015.

TransAsia pilots could not see runway before Taiwan crash – official

Dec 26, 2014 - 5:10 PM

The pilots of the plane could not see the runway because of a thunderstorm Taiwanese authorities say

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

Jul 26, 2014 - 6:55 PM

TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 carrying 54 passengers and 4 crew plunged into houses near the airport in Magong in the Penghu islands Wednesday July 23 leaving just 10 survivors some of them badly injured

PLANE DOWN. Police and soldiers guard the crash site of the TransAasia Airways plane on the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait, 24 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Taiwan airline apologizes for GE222 crash

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:43 PM

TransAsia Airways apology on major newspapers comes as airline chairman Vincent Lin is confronted by grieving relatives of flight GE222

IN MOURNING. Family members of victims of the TransAsia Airways plane crash attend a Taoist ritual to appease the souls of the dead on the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait, 24 July 2014. Photo by EPA

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash – airline

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:38 PM

UPDATED Flight GE222 was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday

PLANE DOWN. Police and soldiers guard the crash site of the TransAasia Airways plane on the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait, 24 July 2014. Stringer/EPA