Taiwan's legal authorities are to decide by the end of the month whether to prosecute the crew of the Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 that crashed at Taipei's Chiang Kai Shek airport in October 2000. Prosecutors called the three pilots to Taipei for questioning last week. Taiwanese officials have repeatedly threatened to prosecute the crew over the crash that killed 83 of the 179 people on board. Operating as flight SQ006 to Los Angeles, the 747 crashed during take-off as a typhoon was approaching. The aircraft was cleared for a departure from runway 05L but the flight crew mistakenly attempted a departure from parallel runway 05R, which was closed for construction work.

Source: Flight International