TransAsia pilots face test on dealing with engine failure

February 9, 2015 3:45 AM

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TransAsia pilots face test on dealing with engine failure

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pilots at Taiwan's TranAsia Airways are being tested on how they handle an engine failure and subsequent emergency, days after the fatal crash of one of the airline's ATR 72-600s, an official from the country's aviation regulator said.

Initial data from the flight recorders indicate that the plane lost power in one engine just after take-off from Taipei's Songshan airport, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said on Friday..

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