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UPDATE From Taiwan: TransAsia Airways Plane Engine Went Idle

BY JST NEWS

Courtesy: YouTube

Facing media cameras, the family of Huang Dun-Fu is screaming about TransAsia Airways. One brother in another family was able to recognize his brother’s body by the jacket he gave at the airport.

The third day since TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crash into Keelong River in Taipei, Taiwan, more details from the flight data recorder were revealed via Aviation Safety Council’s news conference on Friday.

SEE ALSO: Flight MH370 Crash Officially Declared As An “Accident”

According to Associated Press, ASC’s Executive Director Thomas Wang provided a possible timeline of what happened:

  • 37 seconds after take off: The plane’s right engines went idle, and triggered an alarm. The data shows it didn’t shut down and didn’t change oil pressure.
  • 46 seconds later: The pilot turned off the left engine before restarting it so neither engines was producing power.
  • 72 seconds later: The plane crashed.

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Wang believes it’s too early to conclude why the right engine went idle in the first place. He said:

It’s only the third day so we can’t say too much. We haven’t ruled anything out.

On Wednesday, flight 235 crashed killed 35 passengers and 8 remain missing. 15 people were rescued and sent to the hospital after, one was a toddler who survived the crash. A dashboard camera in a car shows the plane scraping the side of the highway before crashing straight into the river.

Wang explained the cockpit flight recorder is still being investigated and will release further details to the public when more information is gathered. Investigators are expected to issue a plane crash report within 30 days, a full report within 3-4 months, a final draft within 8 months, and a full investigation to be completed within a year.

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A local fire agency has sent 190 divers to look for missing bodies in the muddy Keelung River. Victims’ relatives have been crying and praying with Buddhist volunteers at the riverside of where the plane crashed.  The pilot’s and co-pilot’s bodies were discovered earlier with hands still on the controls.

TransAsia Airways has removed any stories regarding the crash in its in-flight newspapers.

Source: Associated Press. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

What are your feelings regarding the crash? Let us know in the comments.

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