TransAsia Airways flight suffered engine trouble 37 seconds after takeoff

February 6, 2015 9:44 AM

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TransAsia Airways flight suffered engine trouble 37 seconds after takeoff

TAIPEI, Taiwan – One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them, but the plane crashed before that could happen, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said Friday.

The details were presented at a news conference in Taipei by Aviation Safety Council Executive Director Thomas Wang as preliminary findings from the flight data recorder.

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