Narrative:Flight CI204 collided with a mountain in the Chiashan mountain range at an elevation of 7000 feet, 3 minutes after take-off.
|Date:||Thursday 26 October 1989|
|C/n / msn:|| 23795/1319|
|First flight:|| 1986-12-03 (2 years 11 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47|
|Total:||Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5,5 km (3.4 mls) N of Hualien Airport (HUN) (Taiwan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Hualien Airport (HUN/RCYU), Taiwan|
|Destination airport:||Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The crew used the climbout procedure of the wrong runway, causing the aircraft to make a left instead of right turn.
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 30.10.1989 (p.32)
» Flight International 6-12 Dec. 1989
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 Hualien Airport to Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport as the crow flies is 123 km (77 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.