ATR Checks Ordered After TransAsia Crash

Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has ordered all of the country’s ATR turboprop operators to conduct checks following the crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 yesterday (February 4).

Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has ordered all of the country’s ATR turboprop operators to conduct checks following the crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 yesterday (February 4).

In a statement, the CAA said the checks will focus on the aircraft’s PW127M engines, fuel control system, propeller systems, spark plugs and ignition connectors.

It also confirmed the crashed TransAsia aircraft, which had beenon its third flight of the day, had no record of malfunctions in the previous two flights.

TransAsia’s 10 remaining ATR aircraft, a combination of 72-500s and 72-600s resumed operations today after completing checks, the CAA said.  

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