Taiwanese authorities have announced that bad weather was not the cause of Wednesday’s TransAsia Airways crash in the Penghu Islands. The statement comes as officials continue to investigate the crash site to attempt to determine the cause of the accident.
In an update to the TransAsia Airways crash that occurred on Wednesday local Taiwanese authorities investigating the crash have announced that the incident was not the result of the weather. In a statement to local press the investigating officials explained that conditions were suitable for flying during the time the accident occurred.
This discovery changes the general view on the crash as most had put the accident down to bad weather in the region, since just hours prior to the accident planes had been grounded and flights cancelled as Typhoon Matmo blew through the region. Even minutes before the aircraft took off warnings about the weather were just being removed.