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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 10 August 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Fluggesellschaft:Formosa Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-12256
Werknummer: 8220
Baujahr: 1993
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-5A-252D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Matsu Airport (MFK) (   Taiwan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flug nach:Matsu Airport (MFK/RCMT), Taiwan
The Dornier abandoned the first approach in rain and high winds. Visibility was 6000 m. The aircraft then struck treetops and a water tower of a military unit on a hill at 290 m amsl before it crashed and caught fire. Hours after the crash, a weather observer, responsible for providing weather information to the control tower, was found setting himself aflame, airport's police said. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

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Distance from Taipei-Songshan Airport to Matsu Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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