TransAsia Airways Flight GE 235 Occurrence
On February 4, 2015, TransAsia Airways passenger flight GE 235, an ATR 72-600 aircraft, registration number B-22816, took off from Songshan Airport at 1053 Taipei time for Kinmen Airport. The aircraft lost contact immediately after took off and crashed into Keelung River.
The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) was informed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and convened the pre-investigation meeting at 1115. A go team launched right after the meeting, including investigators of Flight Operation, Maintenance, Recorders, Survivor Factors and Wreckage Recovery, total of eight, led by the Investigator In Charge to the occurrence site.
The ASC's Duty Officer contacted the State of Manufacturer, Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA), the State of Engine Manufacturer and Transportation Safety Board, Canada (TSB) to participate the investigation.
Sherry Liu, Engineer