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Taiwan ASC invesigates MD-80 runway excursion event
Last updated: 24 October 2014

published: 28 AUG 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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At 13:40 August 22 2007, Far Eastern Airline flight FE-185 (MD-80 B-28021), with 7 crew members and 128 passengers on board, flew from Taipei to Magong. During landing, aircraft touched down outside of the runway and then veered onto runway. Three runway lights were broken.
During approach and landing the flight encountered some rain. The aircraft was drifting to the right and the pilot crabbed the airplane before touch down.
At 15:30, 3 broken runway lights were found in Magong Airport 1500 ft to 2000 ft away from the runway 20 threshold. In the same area, MD-80 tire marks were also found. (ASC)