Both engines failed before TransAsia crash, official says
A Taiwanese official has said a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed on Wednesday suffered failure in both engines. The death toll is rising as more bodies are recovered from the river into which the plane plunged.
Aviation Safety Council Executive Director Thomas Wang told a news conference on Friday that the plane’s right engine triggered an alarm when it fell idle 37 seconds after take-off, apparently causing one of the pilots to shut down the left engine before unsuccessfully trying to restart both of them.
“That means that during the flight’s final moments, neither engine had any thrust,” he said.
Wang said, however, that it was too early to give any sure reason why the engines had stopped producing power.
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Source News: DW