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    Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Amazing, this just barely missed crashing into the bridge and exploding, no fatalities as of yet.

    This airline has a terrible safety record with 4 recent hull loses with fatalities in 3 of them.
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    A small TransAsia flight crashed into a Taipei harbor Wednesday, injuring "a number" of the estimated 53 passengers who are still reportedly awaiting rescue.

    Flight GE 235 crashed shortly after takeoff, via the Straits Times:

    The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 58 onboard was flying from Taipei to the offshore island of Kinmen when it crashed into the Keelung River after apparently ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) said. Taiwan's United Daily News said about 10 people have been sent to hospital, and more than 40 are still awaiting rescue.

    The New Taipei City Fire Department has despatched five rescue teams, equipped with speed boats, to the accident site near the Nanyang Bridge in Xizhi district, CNA said.

    Update—2/4 12:15 am:

    Several news outlets are reporting fatalities—anywhere from two to eight or nine passengers were reportedly killed in the crash, while dozens of survivors were hospitalized, say Reuters, the BBC and the Straits Times.

    The Guardian is reporting that the taxi driver whose car was clipped by the plane suffered a head injury and concussion but was hospitalized with stable vital signs.
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    People actually survived that?
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    People actually survived that?
    Looks like 8-10 dead. Pilot called in an emergency after an engine flame out. If you watch, you can see the left engine is feathering.

    If it hit 10 feet sooner, it would have exploded.
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Looks like 8-10 dead. Pilot called in an emergency after an engine flame out. If you watch, you can see the left engine is feathering.

    If it hit 10 feet sooner, it would have exploded.
    It just seems like the plane smashes into something and sideways. My guess would be that an entire row of seats would come crashing down on whomever was sitting on the left side of that plane and the impact would kill off everyone on the right. I don't know much about how planes are built but it just seems like few people would survive that sort of impact.
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    The wing clipped the taxi cab, and then the edge of the bridge.

    Several survivors.

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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Plane is less than a year old, first flight last March.

    Transasia Airways B-22816 (ATR 42/72 - MSN 1141) | Airfleets aviation
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Amazing, this just barely missed crashing into the bridge and exploding, no fatalities as of yet.

    This airline has a terrible safety record with 4 recent hull loses with fatalities in 3 of them.
    Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > Taiwan > TransAsia Airways

    Well; the verdict is in!

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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Plane is less than a year old, first flight last March.

    Transasia Airways B-22816 (ATR 42/72 - MSN 1141) | Airfleets aviation
    Your link's kinda dead.
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    Re: Transasia ATR 72 Crashes (dashboard cam video)

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Well; the verdict is in!

    Stay out of Asian Airlines. Simple- swim, you're chancs are better.
    It depends. Singapore Airlines is rated the nest in the world.

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