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Delayed new rule would not have prevented crash: Taiwan

Aviation authorities had been concerned even before the Feb 4 crash in Taipei that fast turnaround times for the airline's fleet of short-haul twin turboprop aircraft could lead to further safety breaches.


TAIWAN aviation officials agreed last month to TransAsia Airways Corp's request to push back enforcement of a new rule aimed at forcing them to have more time to conduct pre-flight checks.

Authorities delayed until March 1 their implementation of minimum transit time

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