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 7/03/2015         No comments

The last words of the pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR which crashed in February, killing 43 people has been revealed ..Captain Liao Jian-zong,41 was heard saying on the voice recording before the crash
 'Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle,',
 Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday that Liao mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it .The report also showed that Captain Liao Jian-zong had failed simulator training in May 2014, in part because he had insufficient knowledge of how to deal with an engine flame-out on take-off.

There appeared to be confusion in the cockpit as the two captains tried to regain control of the plane after one engine lost power about three minutes into the doomed flight.


Liao reduced the throttle on the working engine but did not appear to realise his mistake until it was too late.He tried to restart the engines several times before a junior first officer in the cockpit said:
 'Impact, impact, brace for impact.'
Seconds later the almost new ATR 72-600, which had 58 people on board, crashed upside down into a shallow river in Taipei after it lurched between buildings, clipping an overpass and a taxi.

Fifteen people survived but all three pilots and 40 passengers and other crew died in the second crash involving a TransAsia ATR plane in a year.

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