Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 12 August 1970
Type:NAMC YS-11A-219
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-156
C/n / msn: 2110
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Taipei (   Taiwan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hualien Airport (HUN/RCYU), Taiwan
Destination airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flightnumber: 206
Narrative:
Weather was poor with thick fog as the YS-11 approached Taipei. It flew into a bamboo grove near the top of Yuan Mountain.

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Distance from Hualien Airport to Taipei-Sung Shan Airport as the crow flies is 116 km (72 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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