TranAsia Airways Flight GE235 Pilot failed in simulator test throttled down the engine, killing at least 38 people on board few minutes after taking off, said report.
Pilot of TransAsia Airways had his last words ‘Wow, pulled back wrong throttle’ got an emergency shutdown of engine in the air. According to initial findings, the pilot failed the simulator test taken in less than a year, but passed in his re-take.
Initial investigation on Thursday shows that he had shut off the remaining engine after one of them went idle.
Aviation officer describe the pilot as “nervous and hasty, he had throttled down the still running engine. The incident killed 43 passengers, and the whole crew.”
There are speculations come out that he had demonstrated a lack of knowledge on how to respond the engine on flame-out during take off.
Seconds before the plane cut off the bridge into Taiwan River,’Wow, pulled back wrong throttle’, was the words of the captain of TranAsia Airways Flight GE235.
It has been said that the engine itself was still capable of providing power aircraft ATR-72. It was also designed to fly on one engine.
“The sensor connector, in layman’s terms, you would say was in a situation where it didn’t connect normally,” Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council Executive Director said.
Agency reported, that automatic system to control power upon take off had not been armed while the plane was on the ground in Taipei but kicked in seconds later.
It was not clear if malfunction had any connection with the engine going idle, also noted that a full investigation on TranAsia Airways Flight GE235 crash by April 2016.