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More than half of TransAsia's ATR pilots suspended due to bad test results.Taiwan's aviation regulator said 10 of TransAsia's 49 ATR pilots had failed oral proficiency tests on handling the aircraft during engine failure. A further 19 pilots did not take the test, due to sickness or because they were not in Taiwan, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. The 29 pilots who failed or did not take the test have been suspended, the CAA said. (www.msn.com) More...
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Just unbelievable! I don't know what could make the oral test so hard, or are the pilots truly lacking knowledge. Maybe we'll get to see some of the sample questions when they're released.
I am thinking more and more scenes from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom....
It is hard to believe the airline didn't know what was going on and condoned a Weekend at Bernie's in the right seats.
I have always said that Americans mostly don't realize that foreign carriers are a crapshoot. Most think they are all the same. Good luck with that.
I agree. I believe, for the most part, that once you get away from the North American carriers, Northern European carriers, and select Middle East and Pacific Region carriers its a much different level of safety. As you said, all are not the same.
Sounds like a good day to call in sick, if you ask me :-)