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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
Date:Monday 24 February 1969
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 201
Operator:Far Eastern Air Transport - FEAT
Registration: B-2009
C/n / msn: 157
First flight: 1963-05-08 (5 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknon)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tainan (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taiwan
Destination airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flightnumber: 104
The aircraft entered a shallow descent to make an emergency landing 10 minutes after takeoff. The no. 2 engine had probably failed, with the no. 2 prop windmilling. The aircraft passed over a wooded area and belly-landed in a small cleared area and skidded into a creek.

Forced landing outside airport

» Flight International 13.3.1969 (p.398)


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Distance from Kaohsiung International Airport to Taipei-Sung Shan Airport as the crow flies is 301 km (188 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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