EVA plane clips tail
EVA Airways said yesterday that no injuries were reported after one of its Boeing 747 cargo jets clipped the tail of an American Eagle passenger flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday. The carrier said all three crew members on its cargo flight 661, as well as 18 passengers and three crew members on Eagle flight 4265 — a much smaller Embraer 140 — were unhurt. The accident occurred at 12:42pm, when the EVA flight was about to depart for Anchorage, Alaska. When taxiing for takeoff, the aircraft’s right wing clipped the rudder of the Eagle jet, which had just landed. According to EVA, the incident is being investigated by the US National Transportation Safety Board. The carrier has sent an MD-11 cargo plane with a repair unit to help transport the cargo the plane was carrying.
Web site offers ‘Ma vision’
A new video section was added to the Presidential Office Web site yesterday, offering the public what the office said would be “a view through the eyes of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).” A series of two-minute videos will be posted on the site at irregular intervals, allowing the public to see how Ma deals with different people and situations. Presidential Office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi (范姜泰基) said the aim was to record Ma’s interaction and dialogue with the public, because listening to the voices of the people at the grassroots level is a core component of his policy and decisionmaking process. “All hardworking Taiwanese” will be the protagonists of the videos, and their stories will show the Taiwanese hard work ethic, optimism and the hardships they suffer, he said.