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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:Montag 7 Dezember 1992
Zeit:10:36 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Fluggesellschaft:China Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-150
Werknummer: 48468/518
Baujahr: 1992
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:91
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 19
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 246
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 265
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Kushimoto (   Japan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan
Flug nach:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
Flugnummer: 012
Flight CI-012, encountered moderate turbulence at flight level 330. The airplane subsequently departed controlled flight and sustained damage to the left and right outboard elevator skin assemblies, portions of which separated from the airplane. The airplane continued on and landed uneventfully at Anchorage, AK.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight control force characteristics of the MD-11 airplane in high altitude cruise flight. The upset was induced by a moderate lateral gust and was exacerbated by excessive control deflections. Contributing to the incident was a lack of pilot training specific to the recovery from high altitude, high speed upsets in the MD-11."

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Distance from Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 7473 km (4671 miles).

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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