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TransAsia to examine engines of its ATR planes

TransAsia to examine engines of its ATR planes

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) TransAsia Airways (????), whose ATR-72 turbo-prop plane crashed into a river in Taipei Wednesday, said it will conduct a round of special checks on the engines of all of its other ATR aircraft. No flights using ATR planes will operate until related inspections are completed at the request of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, TransAsia said. French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR expressed sorrow that the ATR72-600 was involved in the crash and expressed condolences to those affected by it. The manufacturer said it will offer suggestions as required to the French aviation authority responsible for safety investigations into accidents in civil aviation. Flight GE235, which carried five crew members and 53 passengers, including 31 Chinese tourists, crashed shortly after taking off from Taipei's Songshan Airport at 10:52 a.m. en route to the outlying island county of Kinmen. As of 8 p.m., 23 people were confirmed dead and 16 injured, according to the Taipei City Fire Department. (By Wei Shu, Emmanuelle Tseng and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-28 16:23 GMT+08:00