TransAsia flight Lost Eengine Power

The crash of TransAsia Airways flight GE235 was caused by faulty engines, according to Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council.

The crash of TransAsia Airways flight GE235 was caused by faulty engines, according to Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council.

Black box data from the ATR 72-600 turboprop, which crashed into a river near Taipei Songshan airport on Wednesday (February 4), showed that both PW127M engines failed to create enough thrust after take-off.

Findings showed that the right engine became idle and that the crew tried to re-start the left engine but to no avail, resulting in the aircraft crashing just minutes after take-off.

The crash resulted in the death of at least 35 people, leaving 15 survivors.

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