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Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path  
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Taiwan's CAA has vowed to save the "A1" flight path, which is the most important international flight path between Asia and North America, as well as between Hong Kong and Japan.

There are major concerns whether "A1" path should be shut down or not. There has been 5 major air disasters in 16 years occured in the "A1" path, which flies over Peng-hu Island, above Taiwan strait.

Taiwan says if they banned A1 path, it'll make Taiwan being isolated, due to International flight will re-route their path over mainland China.

"A1" path was established due to China's policy in the past, which banns international flights flying over South East coast of China.

There are at least 300 flights daily using "A1" path, and helps Taiwan to earn NT$366million/year.

If "A1" path is banned, planes will have to re-route to "W4". Airlines using "W4" path will fly along West Coast of Taiwan to Tainan or Heng-Chung, then turn it's way towards HK/Macau. Another alternatives is "B591" (flies East coase of Taiwan), which is a time and fuel-wasting route for international flight.

The "A1" path is now being described as the "Bermuda Triangle". 5 crash in 16 years occured here, including the latest Transasia Airways ATR72F crash and China Airlines 747 crash in May.

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

There are more flights using A1, therefore, there SHOULD be more accidents because of the number of flights. Isn't this obvious?!?!?!

Also, doesn't A1 go through Hong Kong, Naha, and Tokyo FIRs as well? So they would also have to agree to shut down A1.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Also, you forgot to mention: all these crashes are Taiwanese airlines. The US, Japan, HK, etc. airlines have had no accidents there.

User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5553 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
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Bermuda Triangle?? Nuts! One crash was a bomb, another CFIT and we don't know about the latest 2 yet!

User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Why not shut down Taiwan's airlines? That will help to stop crashes on the A1 flight path (and in quite a few other places too).

What a ridiculous topic.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Shut down all flight paths on earth then there would be no crashes.

r panda

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Ridiculous idea, you mean. But if it's true that the airway may be closed, then the topic is 100% legit.

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