Accident
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Statuts:
Date:samedi 22 août 1981
Heure:ca 10:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Compagnie:Far Eastern Air Transport - FEAT
Immatriculation: B-2603
Numéro de série: 19939/151
Année de Fabrication: 1969-04-30 (12 years 4 months)
Cycles:33313
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 104 / à bord: 104
Total:victimes: 110 / à bord: 110
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Miao-Li (   Taïwan) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taïwan
Aéroport de destination:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taïwan
Numéro de vol: 103
Détails:
FEAT's Boeing 737 B-2603 was used extensively on domestic flights within Taiwan since being acquired from United Airlines in April 1976.
On August 5, 1981 the aircraft lost cabin pressure during a flight from Taipei (TSA) to Kaohsiung (KHH). On August 22 the 737 took off from Taipei on a flight to Makung (MZG). Ten minutes after take-off from there was a loss of cabin pressure. The flight crew returned to Taipei, where repair work was carried out. Later that day the aircraft entered service again as Flight 103 to Kaohsiung. Fourteen minutes after take-off the aircraft suffered an explosive decompression and disintegrated.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Extensive corrosion damage in the lower fuselage structures, and at a number of locations there were corrosion penetrated through pits, holes and cracks due to intergranular corrosion and skin thinning exfoliation corrosion, and in addition, the possible existence of undetected cracks because of the great number of pressurization cycles of the aircraft (a total of 33,313 landings), interaction of these defects and the damage had so deteriorated that rapid fracture occurred at a certain flight altitude and pressure differential resulting rapid decompression and sudden break of passenger compartment floor beams and connecting frames, cutting control cables and electrical wiring. And eventually loss of power, loss of control, midair disintegration."

Sources:
» NTSB/AAR-89/03
» Flight International 05.09.1981 (703)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Taipei-Sung Shan Airport et Kaohsiung International Airport est de 301 km (188 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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