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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 22 augustus 1981
Tijd:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Far Eastern Air Transport - FEAT
Registratie: B-2603
Constructienummer: 19939/151
Bouwjaar: 1969-04-30 (12 years 4 months)
Aantal vluchten:33313
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 104 / inzittenden: 104
Totaal:slachtoffers: 110 / inzittenden: 110
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Miao-Li (   Taiwan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taiwan
Vluchtnummer: 103
Beschrijving:
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 takeoff 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 takeoff the aircraft suffered an explosive decompression and disintegrated.

Probable Cause:

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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Taipei-Sung Shan Airport en Kaohsiung International Airport bedraagt 301 km (188 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 Network’s 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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