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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Co-Pilot Erred




HONG KONG -- The pilot of a China Airlines jet that crashed in a tropical storm was given faulty information from his own co-pilot about wind speeds, a Taiwanese aviation regulator said Tuesday.


It was not immediately known how the error occurred aboard the jetliner, which flipped upside down and burst into flames after its right wing clipped the runway. Two people were killed and more than 200 injured as the Taiwanese carrier's Flight CI642 from Bangkok crashed Sunday evening. Chang Kuo-cheng, the deputy director general of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, said the pilot had been misled into thinking that cross winds were within a safe velocity of 44 kilometers per hour when he decided to land.