Vliegtuigongeval op 21 MAR 2003 met Airbus A321-131 B-22603 - Tainan Airport (TNN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 21 maart 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-131
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:TransAsia Airways
Registratie: B-22603
Constructienummer: 602
Bouwjaar: 1996
Aantal vlieguren:13516
Aantal vluchten:18580
Motoren: 2 IAE V2530-A5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 169
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 175
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tainan Airport (TNN) (   Taiwan)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Vliegveld van aankomst: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.

Probable Cause:

The Aviation Safety Council has determined that the findings related to probable cause of the crash of GE543 was due to inadequate planning and implementation in airport construction safety procedures by both the CAA and the military authority, inadequacy in landing approval when exceeding the curfew hour, insufficient cooperation and coordination between the CAA and the military base authorities prior to construction work, lack of awareness to a lit runway when entering an active runway without acknowledging the tower controllers.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: ASC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: ASC-AOR-04-10-001
Download report: Final report

» 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.


photo of Airbus-A321-131-B-22603
accident date: 21-03-2003
type: Airbus A321-131
registration: B-22603

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Taipei-Songshan Airport en Tainan Airport bedraagt 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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