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Last updated: 18 January 2019
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Date:Tuesday 21 August 1990
Time:07:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operator:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registration: 1905
C/n / msn: UC-5
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yunlin (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport:Chiayi Airport (CYI/RCKU), Taiwan
Narrative:
Crashed on a sugar cane field and caught fire. Weather was poor at the time of the accident.



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Distance from Taipei-Songshan Airport to Chiayi Airport as the crow flies is 213 km (133 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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