CHINA Airlines is reviewing its landing procedures after revealing that the automatic braking system on its jumbo jet which crashed into Victoria Harbour last year was switched off seconds after touch-down. All 300 pilots of the Taiwan-based airline have been told to re-examine landing routines as a result of November's crash when the Boeing 747-400 skidded off the end of Kai Tak runway. China Airlines' vice-president, Chang Kuang-feng, admitted the company was acting as a result of the investigation into the crash, the final report on which is due early next year. ''We do have to take some action and make some correction, but I can't reveal what it is at the moment,'' he said. ''We have spoken to all the crews and emphasised the correct procedures in the operators' manual.'' He said the automatic braking system, which would have automatically stopped the plane even without reverse thrust, was ''tripped'' off after touch-down, but stressed it was not turned off manually. A Boeing 747-400 pilot said there were only two other ways which the system could be de-activated: by touching the foot brakes or increasing the forward thrust. As the pilot chose - albeit too late - to apply reverse thrust, he said it was highly likely the foot brake was pressed. At a press conference a day after the crash, the plane's pilot claimed the brakes had been ''poor''. Flight CAL 605 touched-down at 11.37 am on Thursday, November 4, in high winds and pouring rain and skidded off the runway. Only 23 of the 296 passengers and crew were injured in the crash.