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Crashed TransAsia ATR 72 less than a year old

The crashed TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 turboprop was less than a year old, delivered to the airline in April 2014.

Data from Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets shows that the turboprop was built in 2014 and delivered to the privately-owned Taiwanese carrier on 14 April 2014. This comes from an order placed by the airline in 2012.

The ATR 72, registered B-22816, was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100-127M engines and had accumulated 684 flight hours totaling 956 flight cycles as of 31 May 2014. It is owned directly by the carrier.

The aircraft was on the Taipei Songshan-Kinmen route on 4 February when it crashed into Keelung river shortly after take off, apparently after its left wing clipped a viaduct. The collision followed a severe left bank immediately after takeoff.

TransAsia has a fleet of 20 aircraft comprising of 11 ATR 72s, seven Airbus A320 family and two A330s.

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