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Thread: A bad year for Asian air travel

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    A bad year for Asian air travel

    http://news.yahoo.com/domestic-passe...040638141.html

    At least 25 dead as Taiwan plane plunges into river

    At least 25 people were killed Wednesday when a passenger plane operated TransAsia Airways clipped an overpass soon after take-off and plunged into a river in Taiwan, the airline's second crash in seven months.
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    fkn hell.

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    That anyone survived a plane coming down that hard is amazing.
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    The folks in the taxi were pretty fortunate, as well.
    Whoomah!

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    I want its dashcam video!

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    I think its dashcam is in the water with the airplane.*

    *edit: they've pulled (some of) the plane out of the water now, so technically not true.

    Whoomah!

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    What was the taxi hit with?
    acket.

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    Wingtip.
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    just the tip

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    I think it's more like bad plane or bad airline. Frequent crashes are scaring even the stewardess' wishing to terminate contracts early.

    Pilot is a hero for avoiding buildings and roads... Hence the sharp banking into the river.

    Black box is showing pilot made an error for shutting off the wrong engine... Resulting loss of power of both engines after takeoff.

    Anyway, I still think airline should shoulder most if the blame given it track record.

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