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UA 777 Near Collision On Taxiway After Landing@TPE  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Is TPE airport too confusing for pilots? First SQ and now UA...

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This was on MacTV from Taiwan. (government-run
television broadcasting on Telstar 5 to North America)

On 7/19, a Singapore Airlines 747-400's made
a wrong turn and the wing hit the tailstands at Taipei
airport. That was flight SQ 029. It was also discovered
that another SQ 747-400, same flight #029, had made
the same mistake near the area. However, there were
no contact between the aircraft and objects on the ground.

Less than 24 hours later, on 7/20, a United Airlines
Boeing 777 also had a close call on the wrong taxiway
at Taipei. After the 777 had landed, the controller
instructed the UA pilots to exit the runway via taxiway
S4, head towards S4, WC, SS, before finally parking
at B5. However, the pilot made an error and made
a direct turn from S4 and entered 615. The tower
saw the mistake and immediately ordered the pilots to
halt. A "Follow-Me" truck was dispatched and the 777
followed it to the correct parking area. Witnesses
reported the 777 had nearly collided with a parked
airport vehicle(large transfer bus) and a large light
pole, if the tower had not stopped the plane in time.

The UA pilots have admitted to making the error and
UA is reported to be investigating this incident.
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User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

sorry, here's the last part from that report...


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"despite 3 incidents(all non-fatal) involving SQ and UA
jets getting lost on the taxiways, TPE airport officials
insists that TPE is well within international aviation
standards...."

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Make that 4 "incidents" if you count SQ#006 that crashed
on the runway....  Sad


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Perhaps Star Alliance aint getting a very good reputation in TPE!


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Hey, at least the airport did their job and did it well this time.

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Conclusion: Taiwan will never learn their lesson.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

You can use Taiwan as the scape goat(escaped goat to BB fans) all the time.Not much info is out but it doesn't seem like they are to blame rather the contrary.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Why can't Taipei airport to make paint maker on pavement name of taxiway "S4, WC, etc...."? So the pilots would clear to read on centerline taxiway with ID. What a shame Taipei airport had poor design!

Big777jet



User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

I've been told that Taiwan in many ways does not conform to ICAO standards, and although they are slowly rectifying things, they still have a lot to do!!

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Who actually inspects airports around the world to verify full compliance with international standards?

TPE (CKS airport) has been operational for 20+ years....


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Taiwan Government will not upgrade the whole airport plus signs unless the voters demand it during the election.

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

TPE should upgrade their airport immediately .


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

I'm not sure if ICAO regulates it, but frequency of taxiway signs is less at TPE than at other airports I've flown into. Usually they should be at every intersection, but many ones at TPE don't have them, I've noticed.

User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Remember, due to China's insistence, Taiwan is not a member of ICAO.

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

For the sake of safety TPE should upgrade, ICAO or not.

User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Two thoughs come to my mind

1) I guess this happens all over the world. Would be nice to have unbiased(!) statistics on that.

2) I wonder how often this happens to Taiwanese aircraft in Taipei. Remember ... media can report selectively



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

2) I wonder how often this happens to Taiwanese aircraft in Taipei. Remember ... media can report selectively

Or Taiwan's CAA can send some money to the medias thell them to shut up, like SQ029 incident in late June.

Taiwan's Chinatimes today has a editor's comment saying "eventhough it may be not our fault, but we can actually make it better, and avoiding such incident again".




User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Oh yeah well... I have a tally-whacker!

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