Two Seriously Injured in Airplane Maintenance Accident

Two aircraft maintenance personnel were seriously injured after they fell from a platform in a hangar at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport yesterday, September 9. The workers were repainting a China Airlines Airbus A330. At the same time a crew were working inside the passenger cabin. The door of the aircraft had to be closed for the painting operation, causing the interior to become uncomfortably hot. The crew inside the cabin employed an external air-conditioning unit to pump cool air into

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China Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A China Airlines flight from Hiroshima to Taipei made an emergency landing at Fukuoka Airport this morning after a warning light indicated a problem with one of the engines. The China Airlines Boeing B738, flight 113, was carrying 134 passengers at an altitude of 9100 meters when the warning light for the right-hand side engine came on at around 9:45am. The pilot contacted the control tower at Fukuoka Airport and requested to make an emergency landing. Fukuoka Airport closed the

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TransAsia Airways Grounded

Rumors that began this morning saying that TransAsia Airways would suspend flights have been confirmed by Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Authority this afternoon. The embattled Taiwan-based airline failed to regain consumer confidence after two crashes in succession rattled the nerves of passengers and aircrew. TransAsia Airways denied the rumors this morning, and refused to comment further on the issue. Ticket ordering systems at the airport, and on the company’s website went offline at around 1:00pm. The website currently says the ordering

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