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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 16 Februar 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-281
Fluggesellschaft:China Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-1870
Werknummer: 20226/168
Baujahr: 1969-05-12 (16 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) N vom Land entfernt von Magong Airport (MZG) (   Taiwan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flug nach:Magong Airport (MZG/RCQC), Taiwan
The China Airlines Boeing 737 departed Taipei at 18:09 for a flight to Magong, Pescadores Islands. During the first attempt to land, a nosegear tire had reportedly burst. The crew initiated a go-around during which the aircraft crashed into the sea. The wreckage was found on March 10 in 190 feet of water, 12 miles North of Magong.

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photo of Boeing-737-281-JA8401
accident date: 16-02-1986
type: Boeing 737-281
registration: JA8401

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Taipei-Songshan Airport to Magong Airport as the crow flies is 255 km (159 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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