- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 23, 2014
Time: 1906
Location: Magong, Taiwan
Operator: TransAsia Airways
Flight #: 222
Route: Kaohsiung - Magong
AC Type: ATR 72-500
Registration: B-22810
cn / ln: 642
Aboard: 58   (passengers:54  crew:4)
Fatalities: 48   (passengers:44  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The passenger plane crashed into residential building while attempting to make an emergency landing during inclement weather due to the passing of hurricane Matmo. The flight recorder revealed that after the the crew lost track of its flight path and moved away from the runway, the plane rapidly lost altitude and crashed to the ground in a period of 7.9 seconds. By the time the two pilots yelled to go around, there was nothing they could do to change the velocity and altitude of the plane in time to prevent a crash. The airport's control tower did not inform the aircraft of local weather conditions.The cause was pilot error and a failure within the airline to follow safety procedures.
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