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VietJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Taipei

VietJet flight VJ-861 made an emergency landing in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 24th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Seoul, South Korea, to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Eva Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Taiwan

Eva Air flight BR-797 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 29th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Guangzhou, China, but had to turn back due to an engine issue.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and seventy-nine passengers aboard remained unharmed.

China Airlines Plane Blows Tires During Landing in Taiwan

China Airlines flight CI-712 burst two main tires on landing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on October 16th.

The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane was coming from Manila, Philippines.

The plane became disabled and the passengers had to disembark onto the runway.

No injuries were reported.

Far Eastern Air Transport Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Failure

Far Eastern Air Transport flight FE-8026 made an emergency landing in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 2nd.

The plane flying from Magong, Taiwan, was on final approach to Taipei when the crew declared an emergency due to an engine failure.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and sixty-five people aboard remained unharmed.

Daily Air Plane Veers Off Runway in Taiwan

Daily Air flight DA-7511 veered off runway after landing in Orchid Island, Taiwan, on April 13th.

The incident happened when the plane was coming from Taitung, Taiwan.

There were 17 passengers and 2 crew members aboard at the time; none of them were injured.

The plane sustained considerable damage.

The incident is being investigated.

Shanghai Airlines Flight Returns to Taiwan due to Engine Problem

Shanghai Airlines flight FM-852 had to return for an emergency landing in Taipei, Taiwan, on February 24th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Shanghai, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew noticed a problem with one of the engines and decided to shut it down.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 299 people aboard remained safe.

Eva Air Plane Returns to Taiwan due to Abnormal Cargo Door Indication

Eva AirEva Air flight BR-215 had to return and make an emergency landing at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, on July 28th.

The Airbus A330-200 en-route to Singapore had to return due to abnormal cargo door indication.

The plane with 144 passengers aboard landed safely.

No one was injured.

V Air Plane Returns to Taipei due to Overheated Lithium Power Bank

V AirV Air flight ZV-252 had to return and make an emergency landing in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 6th.

The Airbus A321-200 took off for Tokyo, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards after smoke was seen emanating from a lithium power bank carried by a passenger.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 161 people aboard remained safe.

TransAsia Plane Lands on One Engine Due to Oil Leak

TransAsiaA TransAsia Airways plane, performing flight GE505, had to land with only one engine at Magong Airport, Penghu County, Taiwan, on September 8.

The pilot of the ATR 72-500 aircraft, en-route from Taipei Songshan to Magong, had to shut the right engine down after he detected an oil leak.

The plane landed safely.

There were 22 passengers and 4 crew members onboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

TransAsia Airways Falls from Sky, hits Bridge, Keelung river

At least thirteen were killed and 10 injured when a TransAsia Airways ATR 72 jet en route from Taipei to Kinmen crashed in the Keelung River after hitting a bridge at around 11 am on Wednesday morning. Before impact, the pilot radioed Sungshan Airport a “Mayday” with engine flame out. Other reports say 16 were injured and 30 people missing from Flight 235. Two people in a taxi on the bridge were also injured. The plane was airborne for three minutes before trying to turn around and crashing.

Two tour groups, Xiamen Airlines International Travel Service Co. and the Xiamen Tourism Group International Travel Service Co. from mainland China (from Xiamen) were aboard. The plane was less than a year old with only 684 flight hours and powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100-127M engines.

A search helicopter, a hovercraft, 9 ambulances, 10 fire trucks, and police divers in wet suits are among those who responded to the scene. Rescue efforts are underway, with plans to lift the fuselage by crane in an attempt to rescue survivors trapped inside. Underwater visibility in this very polluted river is very limited, according to divers.

Daily Air Plane Crash Lands in Taiwan After Co-Pilot Forgets to Deploy Landing Gear

Daily AirA Dornier Do 228 aircraft landed on its belly and skidded some 700 feet before coming to halt at Taitung Airport in Taiwan, on December 21.

The accident happened after the co-pilot forgot to deploy the landing gear while approaching the runway. The Daily Air pilots were simulating left-engine failure and emergency landings at the time, however, failure to lower the landing gear was not pre-planned.

The plane was carrying only the pilot and the co-pilot at the time; both of them remained unharmed.

Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council is investigating.

Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

mapOn July 23, 2014, a fourteen year old TransAsia Airways ATR 72-212A with a crew of four and fifty-four passengers, was making a go-around prior to landing near Magong Airport in Taiwan, and instead of landing, TransAsia Airways flight GE222 impacted buildings and the ground. GE-222 flies from Kaohsiung to Magong.

ATC lost contact with the crew at 90 metres (300ft) above the ground. The flight was coming from Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan and initially suffered delays from Typhoon Matmo. Bad weather on landing led to the disastrous go-around at 7:06 p.m. The pilot had been advised to delay landing and crashed about a thousand feet shy of the runway in heavy gusting wind (47 mph) in Xixi village in the Penghu Islands, also reported as Huhsi township. There had just been ten inches of rain.

The accident occurred after the first go-around. The pilots were on their second attempt. Two residences were damaged in the crash, and four residents injured.

Two hundred troops, eight ambulances and two fire trucks responded to the scene.

Eleven people were rescued, all suffering injuries and serious burns. One died at the hospital, and the others are in critical and serious condition. Lee Yi-liang, 60, was the pilot. His co-pilot was Chiang Kuan-hsing, 39. It has not been reported if they are among the survivors. The death toll has fluctuated since the accident was reported. It appears that of all the 58 aboard, only 11 were hospitalized, and one or more of those at the hospital have died. None survived of the 47 still in the plane though they are being reported as missing, feared dead. The injured were hospitalized at military Tri-Service General Hospital in Magong. Makung Airport was closed after the accident, forcing a number of planes to reroute or cancel.

The Metars at the time of the crash:

RCQC 231130Z 23019G29KT 800 + TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 24/23 Q0998 RMK A2948 NOSIG R20/0800N TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231110Z 25018G28KT 800 + TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 22/22 Q0998 RMK A2948 R20/0800 TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231100Z 22011G21KT 1600 TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 23/22 A2945 RMK NOSIG Q0997 RERA TS OVHD STNRY =
RCQC 231040Z 19013G24KT 1600 TSRA SCT002 BKN006 FEW012CB OVC016 22/22 Q0996 RMK A2942 RERA TS OVHD STNRY =

Initial reports about the crash had it confused with a four month old ATR that made a successful landing.

Chinese Cargo Flight Runway Excursion in Taiwan

China Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-409F was en route from Abu Dhabi to Taipei when it suffered runway excursion on landing. The right landing gear went off the runway on landing, damaging runway lights, a taxi light and tires. The gear left a track of 570 feet

The airport advance team measured, tested the aircraft, performed preliminary interviews with the pilot, removed the CVR FDR and collected data. The preliminary report is being developed according to http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc_ch/news_list_2.asp?news_no=530

Sunrise Airlines Helicopters Crashes in Taiwan

On Oct 16, 2013, a Sunrise Airlines Kawasaki BK helicopter with 3 aboard crashed on Jade Mountain, Taiwan.

Two pilots and a passenger were aboard at the time of the crash. THe helicopter was porting supplies to the Central Weather Bureau’s observation station on Yushan.

The crash victims were named: pilot Chang Kuo-kang, co-pilot Lin Yi-chi and bureau worker Chen Wen-chung. Chang had 3,181 hours of flying and Lin had 2,832 hours.

The helicopter was planning on making 3 runs, delivering one person at a time to the weather station, but crashed on the second run at 8:05 a.m. Within an hour of missing the 2nd arrival, the wreckage had been located.

The twenty-three year old Kawasaki BK helicopter had been checked thirteen days before the mission, and had passed its check.

Airbus Struck by Stairs

What: China Eastern Airlines Airbus A320 en route from Yancheng to Taiwan
Where: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
When: Oct 1, 2012
Who: 89 aboard
Why: After arriving airport from Yancheng and parking, the airbus’ left door was struck by the mobile stairway being set up for passengers to disembark.

After passengers disembarked, the plane was cleared for the subsequent Taiwan-Nanchang flight

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