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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.

Glasgow Helicopter Crash Update

The “Bond Air Services Ltd. for Police Scotland” Eurocopter EC135 T2+ registration #G-SPAO with three aboard crashed in the Clutha Pub, Stockwell Street, Glasgow. Three of the victims were aboard, six on the ground.

Two witnesses Billy and Michael Byrne were inside the Clutha Vaults pub when the police helicopter crashed into it. The noise of the impact was indescribable, then…

There was a sort of silence.The whole ceiling at the left hand side of the bar, where it had been, had collapsed in on itself and the gantry of the bar also collapsed. There was an initial bout of screaming. There was a huge ball of dust. I went and opened the doors. Whilst I was holding the door I could see my brother…

Then, after finding each other, the two assisted where they could.

I think that person was conscious. He was moaning so he was conscious. There was a second person under him and that person, to me, didn’t look conscious — he was face-down. When we got out I spent time with a chap who was injured. He had a head injury. We put him in an ambulance and hopefully he is fine. We were fine. We were just lucky.

Others described the helicopter as tumbling at a strange angle, or that it dropped like a stone. Inside, the patrons of the bar heard a large bang before the lights went out. Others describe a whoosh, smoke, and eerie silence as the plane fell. The roof fell in, and dust floated in, choking everyone.

First responders were passers by. Some survivors walked away. The numbers of the casualties were initially 6 deceased, 32 hospitalized. The victims totaled nine, at last release. Two officers and a civilian pilot were aboard. Search and rescue dogs assisted in the search and rescue operation. Air accident investigation investigators, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and rescue personnel were on the scene.

The helicopter involved passed a safety check last year. The helicopter does not have a flight data recorder but some of the systems may have recoverable data.

Victims Named

  • Robert Jenkins, 61
  • Mark O’Prey, 44
  • Colin Gibson, 33
  • John McGarrigle, 57
  • Samuel McGhee, 56
  • Gary Arthur, 48
  • helicopter pilot David Traill, 51
  • PC Kirsty Nelis, 36
  • PC Tony Collins, 43

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Grand Caravan Crashes in Sierra de La Giganta Mountains, 14 Dead

The pilot and thirteen passengers of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan took off on Monday from Loreto to Ciudad Constitución Airport but lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff, and subsequently all died in a crash in the Sierra de La Giganta mountains. Their deaths were confirmed when the wreckage was located on October 16.

The Aereo Service Guerrero Cessna Grand Caravan had a license plate XA-TXM.

Passenger list
Eleazar Inzunza,
Esther Cota,
Evelia López López,
Israel Merino Parra,
Reyes Moreno Gastelum,
Joan Efrain Moreno Medrano,
Arturo Pérez Inzunza,
Alejandro Rosas,
Andrea Rosas,
Marco Rosas,
Ramona González Armenta,
Rosy Ornelas,
Carmen Rojas López,
Jesús Antonio Cárdenas Torre,
José Manuel Duarte

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