Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 16 February 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-281
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-1870
C/n / msn: 20226/168
First flight: 1969-05-12 (16 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) N off Makung (   Taiwan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport:Magong Airport (MZG/RCQC), Taiwan
Narrative:
The China Airlines Boeing 737 departed Taipei at 18:09 for a flight to Makung, Pescadores Islands. During the first attempt to land, a nosegear tire had reportedly burst. The crew initiated a go-around during which the aircraft crashed into the sea. The wreckage was found on March 10 in 190 feet of water, 12 miles North of Makung.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
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photo of Boeing 737-281 JA8401
JA8401 was sold to Taiwan as B-1870 in April 1976
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Map
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-Sung Shan Airport to Magong Airport as the crow flies is 255 km (159 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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