Pilot error in crash
THE pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing 43 people, shut down the plane’s only working engine after the other failed, a report confirmed yesterday. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 plunged into the water shortly after takeoff from Taipei’s Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on board. Only 15 people survived. Seconds before the crash, the pilot said: “Wow, pulled back wrong throttle” the report from Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council revealed, from the black box recording.