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PILOT IN TAIWAN CRASH OVERWORKED, DATA SHOWS

The pilot of a China Airlines jet that crashed last month, killing 202 people, was overworked, a lawmaker said Sunday, blaming bad airline management.

Pilot Kang Lung-ling had only three days off in February before Feb. 16 accident, said Chu Fong-chi, a member of the governing Nationalist Party.

Taiwanese regulations require pilots to have 10 days off a month, along with five days of supplemental training, Ms. Chu said. Flying is limited to 15 days a month, she said.

Violations of rules covering flying hours and training requirements are routine at CAL, she said.

Ms. Chu displayed documentation of the pilot's flying hours that she said was provided by an unidentified CAL pilot and training manager.

The China Airlines Airbus A-300-600R was returning from Bali in fog and light rain when it crashed on approach to Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek airport, killing all 196 people on board and six people on the ground in Taiwan's worst air disaster.

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