Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 27 February 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-309C
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-1826
C/n / msn: 20262/830
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 124
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 135
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manila International Airport (MNL) (   Philippines) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan
Destination airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
The 707 undershot the runway on landing and caught fire.

Classification:

Sources:
» Flight International 08.03.1980 (726)


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Distance from Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 1168 km (730 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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