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Old 02-04-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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TransAsia flight GE 235 has crashed in Taiwan - Vox

I am wondering if anyone flying on a Far East airline needs to be worried!
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's best to avoid 3rd world ferries, also. Seems that every year there's another report of some ridiculously overloaded ferry going down with hundreds of passengers somewhere in the middle east, Asia or Africa.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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So we're third world now.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: SC
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With this link, you don't need to search through VOX

TransAsia plane crashes into river in Taiwan - latest updates - Telegraph

All but one of the 10 or so major airline losses last year were in Asia. I would guess that something is going on with maintenance programs.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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TransAsia plane crashes into river in Taiwan - latest updates - Telegraph

All but one of the 10 or so major airline losses last year were in Asia. I would guess that something is going on with maintenance programs.
The story in the OP said the plane was less than a year old. Surely maintenance issues couldn't be at fault for a plane that new?
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: SC
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The story in the OP said the plane was less than a year old. Surely maintenance issues couldn't be at fault for a plane that new?
Well, a one year old commercial plane will have had a lot of miles and service logged.
The plane experienced a flameout in an engine. Something mechanical went wrong.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:25 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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So we're third world now.
LOL. You didn't get a memo that you've been downgraded?
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Of course maintenance could be an issue in a new plane.

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The story in the OP said the plane was less than a year old. Surely maintenance issues couldn't be at fault for a plane that new?
The video of the crash is amazing. If the pilot was trying to get to the water then he certainly saved lives on the ground and apparently about a dozen on the plane, including an infant.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Of course maintenance could be an issue in a new plane.



The video of the crash is amazing. If the pilot was trying to get to the water then he certainly saved lives on the ground and apparently about a dozen on the plane, including an infant.
That video IS amazing. Any word on the cab ahead of the car with the car cam? It looked like the plane nicked it before it hit the water.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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That video IS amazing. Any word on the cab ahead of the car with the car cam? It looked like the plane nicked it before it hit the water.
The cab owner and the passenger had minor injuries. They were lucky that the wing only hit the hood.
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