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Old 02-11-2014, 11:23 PM   #125
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Arrow Flight 140

China Airlines Flight 140 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, to Nagoya Airport in Nagoya, Japan.. On 26 April 1994, the Airbus A300B4-622R was completing a routine flight and approach, when, just before landing at Nagoya Airport, the First Officer inadvertently pressed the Takeoff/Go-around button (also known as a TO/GA) which raises the throttle position to the same as take offs and go-arounds...

Pilot Wang Lo-chi (Chinese: 王樂琦; pinyin: Wáng Lèqí) and copilot Chuang Meng-jung (莊孟容; Zhuāng Mèngróng) attempted to correct the situation by manually reducing the throttles and pushing the yoke downwards. The autopilot then acted against these inputs (as it is programmed to do when the TO/GA button is activated), causing the nose to pitch up sharply. This nose-high attitude, combined with decreasing airspeed due to insufficient thrust, resulted in an aerodynamic stall of the aircraft. With insufficient altitude to recover from this condition, the subsequent crash killed 264 (15 crew and 249 passengers) of the 271 (15 crew and 256 passengers) people aboard. All passengers who survived the accident
were seated in rows 7 through 15...

Most of the passengers were Taiwanese and Japanese; 153 Japanese and 101 non-Japanese were on the flight.. Most of the Japanese passengers were returning from package tours.. An official from the airline said that 63 of the passengers were Taiwanese..Sylvanie Detonio, who had survived by 27 April, said that passengers received no warning prior to the crash..On 27 April 1994, officials said there were 10 survivors (including a 3-year-old) and that a Filipino,2 Taiwanese, and se7en Japanese survived.. By 6 May, only se7en remained alive, including 3 children.. A doctor expressed surprise in response to the survival of two of the children..To date, the accident remains the deadliest accident in the history of China Airlines, and the 2nd-deadliest aviation accident on Japanese soil, behind Japan Airlines Flight 123.. It is also the 3rd-deadliest aviation accident involving an Airbus A300, after Iran Air Flight 655 and later American Airlines Flight 587-Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, becomes the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia...

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