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TransAsia pilots had problems with both engines

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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According to the recent report from Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council, the pilots of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 encountered with problems with both the plane's engines before it crashed into river. The stall warning went off in the cockpit five times, starting from about 37 seconds after takeoff.

The plane flew without thrust for more than a minute after the two engines on the ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop aircraft stopped producing power. The alarms sounded for the first engine that ceased power output, but the crew was then heard discussing switching off the other engine before it also stopped generating power.

The pilots issued a mayday alert to air traffic control, announcing an engine flameout, or power failure. They also tried unsuccessfully to restart the engine they had talked about turning off.

The plane had 58 people on board. Authorities say 35 people have been confirmed dead, 15 survived and 8 are still missing.

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