CAA to discipline two TransAsia pilots for negligence

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/15
By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) The pilot and co-pilot of a TransAsia Airways plane will be severely

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

disciplined for failing to follow the instructions of air controllers and entering a runway without permission, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday.

The CAA said it will discipline the pilot and co-pilot of the plane for their negligence in early October.

According to the Civil Aviation Act, they could be suspended for between one and three months and fined between NT$60,000 (US$1,846) and NT$300,000.

The incident took place on Sept. 4, when their TransAsia flight GE2322 was preparing to leave for Taipei from the outlying island of Kinmen at around 10:19 a.m.

With a UNI Air flight five nautical miles away and ready to land at Kinmen airport, air controllers asked the TransAsia ATR72-500 plane to wait on the airport’s taxiway.     [FULL  STORY]

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