TransAsia says all its 71 ATR aircraft pilots face skills test following crash

An ATR 72 mid-range, twin-engined turboprop passenger plane of TransAsia Airways taking off from the Taipei Sungshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 6, 2014. Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Friday all its 71 ATR pilots will have to take a flight skill
An ATR 72 mid-range, twin-engined turboprop passenger plane of TransAsia Airways taking off from the Taipei Sungshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 6, 2014. Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Friday all its 71 ATR pilots will have to take a flight skills test following its second deadly accident in seven months. -- PHOTO: EPA

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Friday all its 71 ATR pilots will have to take a flight skills test following its second deadly accident in seven months.

In a statement, the airline said "71 pilots on its fleet of 10 ATR planes will be required to do a test by the Civil Aeronautics Administration and a professional unit to make sure they are all qualified on their jobs."