Pilot died clutching plane's joystick

2015-02-07 07:19:02

The pilot of the crashed TransAsia Airways plane was still clutching the joystick when his body was found in the cockpit, reports said on Friday as the airline faced sanctions over its second fatal accident.

Taiwan security chief resigns

2015-02-06 20:30:34

King Pu-tsung, Taiwan's security chief, resigned on Friday.

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

2015-02-06 18:07:16

One of the engines on TransAsia plane went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them.

HK actor resigns as Jiangmen political advisor

2015-02-06 16:20:06

Eric Tsang, famous Hong Kong actor, has resigned his post as political advisor to Jiangmen city, Guangdong province, HK media reported on Friday.

Pilot avoided bigger tragedy by ditching plane in river

2015-02-06 08:42:20

Pilot of the crashed TransAsia Airways plane narrowly avoided hitting buildings and ditched the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster, according to a report.

Cross–Straits visit postponed in aftermath of tragedy

2015-02-05 17:29:47

Zhang Zhijun, the Chinese mainland's chief of Taiwan affairs, has postponed a visit to Kinmen, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office.

Taiwan plane survivors 'changed seats before take-off'

2015-02-05 16:12:46

A Taiwan couple and their two-year-old toddler who survived a plane crash in the center of Taipei changed seats from the left hand side of the plane before take-off, a move that likely saved their lives, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Relatives of plane crash victims fly to Taipei

2015-02-05 13:59:30

Relatives of passengers on Taiwan's TransAsia Airways Flight ATR-72 left Xiamen on Thursday for Taipei, where the plane crashed into a river ten minutes after takeoff, killing at least 31.

Wrecked plane retrieved, 31 dead

2015-02-05 08:18:14

The toll death from a Taiwan TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei has risen to 31, of them six from the mainland.

Wreckage of crashed aircraft recovered from water

2015-02-05 07:40:41

Emergency personnel retrieve the body of a passenger from the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft after it was crashed in a river, in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. The TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board careered into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing 23 people and leaving 20 missing, officials said.

Air crashes involving aircraft ATR-72

2015-02-04 15:48:22

TransAsia Airways has seen three air crashes involving aircraft ATR-72 in recent years.

At least 12 dead in Taiwan air crash

2015-02-04 15:30:32

At least 12 people were killed and dozens were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday.