Trouble Due To Pilot Error: TRANSASIA Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle soon after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other engine before the plane crashed, according to Taiwan’s top aviation official.AP_JET_TAIWAN_150205_DG_4x3_992

 

Aviation Safety Council Executive Director Thomas Wang, speaking at a news conference today, presented preliminary findings based on the flight-data recorders, which were recovered after the plane crashed in the Keelung River in Taipei. Wednesday’s crash killed at least 35 people, with eight still missing. Four bodies were recovered today, officials said.PlaneCrash

Within a minute of takeoff, the plane’s right engine triggered an alarm, (cont’d)

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