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Old 02-04-2015, 10:25 PM
 
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Bless the taxi people who got struck, had the heart attack and recovered. Feels bad about the dead passengers and I hope Taiwan gets its aerospace issues figured out now than later. Same airline to have two failures in a year is either really bad luck or they're not doing some safety/precautionary measure correctly.

One thing that irks me regarding the comments that follow this situation is how some people seem to lump all the Asian airlines together as if they were one corporation, "I will never fly on an Asian airliner for the rest of my life, etc."
They aren't the same thing, please learn this. While it is not incorrect to call them Asian, it's also too broad. Indonesia is not =/= Malaysia =/= China =/= Taiwan =/= Korea =/= Japan =/= Vietnam and whatever else out there.

This analogy is akin to saying you'd never fly on an American airliner ever again, even if that includes Canadian and South American airplanes. It bugs me because it feels like the rest of the groups of Asians have to suffer for things that are not even in their control.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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At least these TransAsia crashes (July 2014 crash and this one) happened on or near land, and that they give us a good number of survivors.

TransAsia planes seem rather safe during crash landing. Lots of planes (under more 'trusted' airlines) crash on land and rarely leave us any survivors. I find it miraculous that the last two Taiwanese crashes managed dozens of survivors.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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BBC News - TransAsia GE235: Taiwan crash plane 'lost engine power'
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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Flash - Taiwan 'hero' pilot found clutching joystick of c rashed plane - France 24
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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At least these TransAsia crashes (July 2014 crash and this one) happened on or near land, and that they give us a good number of survivors.

TransAsia planes seem rather safe during crash landing. Lots of planes (under more 'trusted' airlines) crash on land and rarely leave us any survivors. I find it miraculous that the last two Taiwanese crashes managed dozens of survivors.
That's not a valid assumption. It totally depends on the circumstances of each individual event. This latest one involving the ATR plane that struck the bridge & went into the river, would have been much worse were it not for the skill of the pilot in avoiding the buildings. Had he not been able to do that, everyone on board, and many on the ground would have been killed. Also, if they had lost the engine at a higher altitude, the crash would probably have been less survivable. Again... circumstances. Had nothing to do with the type of plane the airline flies.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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It's debatable whether Taiwan ever made it out of 3rd world status. Could be a good thread topic.
How would that be a good thread topic?

I'd rather live in Taiwan than most parts of the United States. It's a stunningly beautiful place (the Portuguese named the place Ilha Formosa "beautiful island" for a reason.) They enjoy a more lively democracy than America does and most of their residents enjoy a better standard of living.

Taiwan is one of the best places I've visited. I'd go back in a split second.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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How would that be a good thread topic?

I'd rather live in Taiwan than most parts of the United States. It's a stunningly beautiful place (the Portuguese named the place Ilha Formosa "beautiful island" for a reason.) They enjoy a more lively democracy than America does and most of their residents enjoy a better standard of living.

Taiwan is one of the best places I've visited. I'd go back in a split second.
I'm glad you like it here but we have LOTS of **** flowing around as well.
I don't think we're third world, though.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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How would that be a good thread topic?

I'd rather live in Taiwan than most parts of the United States. It's a stunningly beautiful place (the Portuguese named the place Ilha Formosa "beautiful island" for a reason.) They enjoy a more lively democracy than America does and most of their residents enjoy a better standard of living.

Taiwan is one of the best places I've visited. I'd go back in a split second.
Me too, I would rather live in Taiwan than most other countries, even over the United States, China, Canada or Australia. I think most Taiwanese do enjoy a better standard of living than Americans and there is a still much stronger sense of civic consciousness among Taiwanese than most other countries.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Me too, I would rather live in Taiwan than most other countries, even over the United States, China, Canada or Australia. I think most Taiwanese do enjoy a better standard of living than Americans and there is a still much stronger sense of civic consciousness among Taiwanese than most other countries.
Really?
I can't really comment on the standard of living thing, there are many things that suck here but there are also really good things, so I guess it's subjective. We(myself included) often overlook the good parts and only see the bad parts, so many would find Taiwanese bizarrely self-loathing.

But civic consciousness? I do sense that we are more civic conscious than say, Japan(which happens to be a pretty indifferent country), from time to time, but I find it surprising that a foreigner would say our civic consciousness stands out compares to others.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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TransAsia Plane Grounding Extended as Pilot Testing Continues After Taiwan Crash - WSJ
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