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TransAsia Airways Flight GE 515 Occurrence Initial Report


Publication Date 2012-05-03
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On May 2, 2012, TransAsia Airways passenger flight 515, an ATR-72, B-22810, took off from Songshan Airport at 17:48 Taipei time for Magong Airport. At 17:59, when the aircraft climbed up to an altitude of 5,000 feet, warning message of oil pressure unstable and engine no. 1 fire showed up on cockpit instruments. The flight crew members immediately used fire extinguishers, shut down engine no.1,performed engine fire procedures and requested air turn back. The aircraft returned and landed at Songshan Airport at 18:27.All passengers and crewmembers aboard were safe.

After notified, ASC immediately set up a Go-team heading to Songshan Airport to proceed with on-site data and evidence gathering. Based on data collected on site, ASC identified the event an aviation occurrence according to Aviation Occurrence Investigation Act, and with reference to ICAO Annex 13. Initial interviews to pilots, engine no.1 inspection and removal of CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) has been completed. The investigation team will set up working groups in areas of expertise in flight operations, maintenance, and recorders.

The factual data related to the occurrence will be released after the factual data report is completed.

Sherry Liu, Engineer
Tel: 89127388-330
Email: sherry@asc.gov.tw

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