MAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 7 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 965 times:
It's been a nasty few days here in Southern Taiwan, although we definitely do need the rain. Rumors of a drought here. The dewpoint and humidity have shot up something fierce the past few days. It was quite a 'light show' Thursday morning. Severe thunderstorms put down several inches of hail in the Tainan area. Last night was again quite busy with the storms, a line of them were 'training' from SW to NE right over that area. I'm wondering if this guy ran into wing icing as well. If he was at 18000 feet in that, he was most definitely getting tossed around.
Go check the radar archives at the CWB site here, you'll see the weather in detail.
Airsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 907 times:
It has been a rather sad situation for Taiwan and it's aviation scene recently.
I flew on a Transasia ATR-42 (passenger variant!) from Taipei to Hualien and was very impressed with their domestic outfit. Depressing news regarding this crash, which closely resembles the one I was on.
I certainly hope they're able to determine the full cause as soon as possible, with poor weather conditions likely to be the most significant contributor to the accident.
Standby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 856 times:
My condolences to the friends and family of the crew who died.
I worked with TransAsia Airways in 94-96 and was based in Taiwan, and flew on B-22708 once down to Taitung. Very sad, and I hope the Taiwanese authorities do as through an investigation as they did on the SQ crash at Chiang Kai Shek.
QantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1273 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 777 times:
Very sad news, indeed I believe.
Yes, Taiwan's safety situation is terrible, especially on domestic flights, however, I have heard that the safety of aircraft in Mainland China is much worse. Thus, on my last visit I had to go from Shanghai-Beijing by train because my aunty wouldn't let us fly.