Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust

February 6, 2015 8:55 AM

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Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Engines of a TransAsia plane that crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people failed to produce enough thrust to the propellers for two minutes after take-off, authorities said on Friday, revealing attempts to turn off and restart one engine.

Flight GE235 was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it lurched nose-up between buildings, clipped an overpass and a taxi with one of its wings and then crashed upside down into a shallow river on Wednesday. Fifteen people survived.

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