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Last updated: 15 December 2018
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Date:Sunday 21 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-1852
C/n / msn: 122
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Penghu Island (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea on a flight from Taipei to Hong Kong.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Bomb explosion.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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photo of Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III HB-ICT
HB-ICT was sold to China Airlines as B-1852 in January 1971.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Taipei-Songshan Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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