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Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Freitag 21 März 2003
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-131
Fluggesellschaft:TransAsia Airways
Kennzeichen: B-22603
Werknummer: 602
Baujahr: 1996
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:18580
Triebwerk: 2 IAE V2530-A5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 169
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 175
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tainan Airport (TNN) (   Taiwan)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flug nach:Tainan Airport (TNN/RCNN), Taiwan
TransAsia Airways Flight 543 from Taipei squashed a utility vehicle on runway 36R as it landed at Tainan Airport in southern Taiwan, injuring two construction workers. The aircraft fuselage sustained severe damage.

» Aviation Safety Council of Taiwan

The Taiwanese ASC issued two safety recommendations on April 10, 2003:

1. Ensure the NOTAMs are issued according to the associated regulations to notify the airline operators, the pilots, the airport flight operations officers and the air traffic controllers regarding the construction status of the airfield operating area.

2. Review airfield construction safety operating management procedures and modify as necessary to ensure that air traffic controllers can monitor and firmly control the movements of the construction workers, the vehicles and the equipments prior to entering runways and taxiways.


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Distance from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Tainan Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (169 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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