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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 10 agosto 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operador:Formosa Airlines
Registración: B-12256
Numéro de série: 8220
Año de Construcción: 1993
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-5A-252D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1 km (0.6 milles) de Matsu Airport (MFK) (   Taiwan)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Matsu Airport (MFK/RCMT), Taiwan
Número de Vuelo:7601
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.

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