Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 August 1997
Time:08:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operator:Formosa Airlines
Registration: B-12256
C/n / msn: 8220
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5A-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Matsu Airport (MFK) (   Taiwan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan
Destination airport:Matsu Airport (MFK/RCMT), Taiwan
Flightnumber:7601
Narrative:
The Dornier abandoned the first approach in rain and high winds. Visibility was 6000m. The aircraft then struck treetops and a water tower of a military unit on a hill at 290m amsl before it crashed and caught fire. Hours after the crash, a weather observer, responsible for providing weather information to the control tower, was found setting himself aflame, airport's police said. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Events:

Sources:
» Aviation Safety Council Statistics 1996-2005
» ICAO Adrep


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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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