4 February – TransAsia Airways Flight GE235
TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 (B-22816) was a domestic flight from Taipei Songshan Airport, Taiwan to Kinmen Airport, Taiwan. The flight was carrying 53 passengers & 5 crew members. Two minutes after take off from Taipei the pilots reported an engine flameout. Flight 235 climbed to a maximum height of 1,500ft then descended. The other working engine was shut down mistakenly. Immediately before crashing into the Keelung river, it banked sharply left and clipped a taxi travelling west on the Huandong Viaduct, then the viaduct itself, with its left wing. 43 of the 58 on board lost their lives.
Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules (A-1310) was a transport military flight from Soewondo Air Force Base, Medan to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport, Tanjung Pinang. The aircraft was carrying 110 passengers & 12 crew members. Two minutes after take off the plane rolled to the right clipping a cellphone tower then struck three buildings inverted. Killing all 122 & 17 on the ground. It was reported that engine number 4 had malfunctioned, indicating a mechanical failure.
Article by: @AirCrashMayday