TransAsia Airways Flight GE 235 Occurrence Progress Report
The investigation progress of flight GE235 today (2/5) for respective working groups is as follows:
The recorders group recovered flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder at 1605 on Feb. 4, 2015, and immediately carried back to the Investigation Lab of ASC. The recorders group will complete the dissembling of the two recorders in accordance with the recorder disassembled procedures complete the downloading and time synchronization within three working days. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) has 2-hours recording time. Solid-State Flight Data Recorder (SSFDR) has about 750 parameters.
The site survey group has completed the measuring related the initial point of impact.
The flight operations group has collect ed TransAsia Airways' flight documents and flight crew basic information, secured and documented the cockpit instrument panel and the control column (switch), and interviewed with some witnesses, and survivors.
The air traffic control and weather group collected ground controller, local controller of Songshan control tower's voice recorder transcripts, and will interviews the air traffic controllers and gathering weather information.
The wreckage recovery group continued the aircraft wreckage recovery, coordinated with relevant authorities regarding those floating and scattered wreckages.
The airworthiness group：the wreckage group secured maintenance records and documents (including engines), supported wreckage group regarding wreckage handling.
The survival factors group collaborated with the forensic pathologists from the prosecutor office and the forensic examination center of the criminal investigation bureau to examine the victims, conducted few interview with witnesses, survivors and fire and rescuer including relevant records.
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.
Sherry Liu, Engineer