TransAsia president resigns
Central News Agency
2014-09-01 01:29 PM
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) TransAsia Airways President Chooi Yee-choong has resigned, the company announced Monday, as the airline continues to deal with the aftermath of a recent air crash that killed 48 people. The company's vice president, Wu Hu-sheng, will serve as acting president, according to TransAsia. Wu, who has an air force background, is a former member of the Aviation Safety Council and president of AirAsia. TransAsia flight GE 222, which took off from Kaohsiung on the evening of July 23, crashed on the outlying island of Penghu after aborting a landing in inclement weather and attempting a go-around. The airline is prepared to give family members of those killed NT$14.9 million (US$497,000) each, making it the largest amount of compensation offered after an air crash in Taiwan. (By Hsu Hsiang-hsin and Lee Hsin-Yin)
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