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Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:30 am

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.
 
ryu2
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:38 am

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.
 
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Tue Dec 24, 2002 10:50 am

Also, you forgot to mention: all these crashes are Taiwanese airlines. The US, Japan, HK, etc. airlines have had no accidents there.
 
trex8
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Thu Dec 26, 2002 11:45 am

Bermuda Triangle?? Nuts! One crash was a bomb, another CFIT and we don't know about the latest 2 yet!
 
bells
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Thu Dec 26, 2002 5:13 pm

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.
 
Red Panda
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Fri Dec 27, 2002 4:21 am

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

r panda
 
timz
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RE: Taiwan Vows To Save "A1" Flight Path

Fri Dec 27, 2002 4:22 am

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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