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Datum:zondag 29 december 1991
Tijd:ca 15:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-2R7F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:China Airlines
Registratie: B-198
Constructienummer: 22390/482
Bouwjaar: 1980-09-30 (11 years 3 months)
Aantal vlieguren:45868
Aantal vluchten:9094
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Wanli (   Taiwan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
Four minutes after takeoff (at 5200 feet), during a high-speed climbout, the flight crew reported no. 2 engine problems. Taipei ATC then gave the flight radar vectors to turn left for a return to the airport. One minute and 45 seconds later the crew reported unable to turn left, so ATC gave permission to turn right. This was the last contact with the flight. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed into a hillside, right wing-first, at an altitude of 700 feet.
It appeared that the no. 3 engine had separated from the wing. The engine struck the no. 4 engine, which separated also. The aircraft had accumulated 45868 hours, of which 74 hours since the last A-check maintenance on December 21, and 9094 cycles. Load factor of this flight was 90%.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Initial findings suggest a failure of both no.3 engine inboard midspar fittings, partly in fatigue partly ductile.

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photo of Boeing-747-2R7F-B-198
accident date: 29-12-1991
type: Boeing 747-2R7F
registration: B-198
photo of Boeing-747-2R7F-B-198
accident date: 29-12-1991
type: Boeing 747-2R7F
registration: B-198

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport en Anchorage International Airport, AK bedraagt 7473 km (4671 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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