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Transavia Plane Returns to Netherlands due to Non-Working Toilets

Transavia flight HV-5807 had to return and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, at May 28th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying to Thessaloniki, Greece, had to return because none of its toilets was working.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

TransAsia Plane Lands on One Engine Due to Oil Leak

TransAsiaA TransAsia Airways plane, performing flight GE505, had to land with only one engine at Magong Airport, Penghu County, Taiwan, on September 8.

The pilot of the ATR 72-500 aircraft, en-route from Taipei Songshan to Magong, had to shut the right engine down after he detected an oil leak.

The plane landed safely.

There were 22 passengers and 4 crew members onboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

TransAsia Plane Returns to Songshan Airport

TransAsiaTransAsia flight GE507 returned and made an emergency landing at Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, on February 21.

The plane took off from Songshan Airport for Makung Airport in Penghu County but had to turn back immediately after the captain reported issues with signals involving torque.

The plane landed back safely shortly after 1 p.m. and was taken for inspection.

The airline accommodated passengers in another flight.

TransAsia Airways Falls from Sky, hits Bridge, Keelung river

At least thirteen were killed and 10 injured when a TransAsia Airways ATR 72 jet en route from Taipei to Kinmen crashed in the Keelung River after hitting a bridge at around 11 am on Wednesday morning. Before impact, the pilot radioed Sungshan Airport a “Mayday” with engine flame out. Other reports say 16 were injured and 30 people missing from Flight 235. Two people in a taxi on the bridge were also injured. The plane was airborne for three minutes before trying to turn around and crashing.

Two tour groups, Xiamen Airlines International Travel Service Co. and the Xiamen Tourism Group International Travel Service Co. from mainland China (from Xiamen) were aboard. The plane was less than a year old with only 684 flight hours and powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100-127M engines.

A search helicopter, a hovercraft, 9 ambulances, 10 fire trucks, and police divers in wet suits are among those who responded to the scene. Rescue efforts are underway, with plans to lift the fuselage by crane in an attempt to rescue survivors trapped inside. Underwater visibility in this very polluted river is very limited, according to divers.

Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

mapOn July 23, 2014, a fourteen year old TransAsia Airways ATR 72-212A with a crew of four and fifty-four passengers, was making a go-around prior to landing near Magong Airport in Taiwan, and instead of landing, TransAsia Airways flight GE222 impacted buildings and the ground. GE-222 flies from Kaohsiung to Magong.

ATC lost contact with the crew at 90 metres (300ft) above the ground. The flight was coming from Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan and initially suffered delays from Typhoon Matmo. Bad weather on landing led to the disastrous go-around at 7:06 p.m. The pilot had been advised to delay landing and crashed about a thousand feet shy of the runway in heavy gusting wind (47 mph) in Xixi village in the Penghu Islands, also reported as Huhsi township. There had just been ten inches of rain.

The accident occurred after the first go-around. The pilots were on their second attempt. Two residences were damaged in the crash, and four residents injured.

Two hundred troops, eight ambulances and two fire trucks responded to the scene.

Eleven people were rescued, all suffering injuries and serious burns. One died at the hospital, and the others are in critical and serious condition. Lee Yi-liang, 60, was the pilot. His co-pilot was Chiang Kuan-hsing, 39. It has not been reported if they are among the survivors. The death toll has fluctuated since the accident was reported. It appears that of all the 58 aboard, only 11 were hospitalized, and one or more of those at the hospital have died. None survived of the 47 still in the plane though they are being reported as missing, feared dead. The injured were hospitalized at military Tri-Service General Hospital in Magong. Makung Airport was closed after the accident, forcing a number of planes to reroute or cancel.

The Metars at the time of the crash:

RCQC 231130Z 23019G29KT 800 + TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 24/23 Q0998 RMK A2948 NOSIG R20/0800N TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231110Z 25018G28KT 800 + TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 22/22 Q0998 RMK A2948 R20/0800 TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231100Z 22011G21KT 1600 TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 23/22 A2945 RMK NOSIG Q0997 RERA TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231040Z 19013G24KT 1600 TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 22/22 Q0996 RMK A2942 RERA TS OVHD STNRY =

Initial reports about the crash had it confused with a four month old ATR that made a successful landing.

Transasia Overheats over Taipei

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Contact photographer Dennis Chang

What: Transasia Avion de Transport Regional ATR-72-500 en route from Taipei to Makung
Where: Taipei
When: May 2nd 2012
Who: 72 passengers
Why: Ten minutes after taking off, the pilots received an overheat indication from the left engine. They returned to Taipei and made a safe landing.

TransAsia Airways Rolls Along in Taiwan

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Contact photographer Jamie Chaung

What: TransAsia Airways Aerospatiale ATR-72-500 en route from Kaohsiung to Taiwan
Where: Taiwan
When: Aug 27 2010
Who: 65 passengers, 4 crew
Why: After a normal flight and a safe landing, on the runway, the left nose wheel rolled off by itself.

Imagine being a passenger on that plane, watching your wheel roll off. Actually, that happened to me in a car, once.

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