China Airlines Flight 206

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China Airlines Flight 206
Accident summary
Date 12 August 1970
Summary CFIT
Site Taipei Airport
Passengers 26
Crew 5
Fatalities 14
Survivors 17
Aircraft type NAMC YS-11
Operator China Airlines
Registration B-156

China Airlines Flight 206 was a flight operated by a China Airlines NAMC YS-11, registration B-156, that crashed on approach to Taipei Songshan Airport on 12 August 1970. While preparing to land, the aircraft entered thick fog and a severe thunderstorm.[1] Whilst on final approach the plane crashed into a bamboo grove near the top of Yuan Mountain,[2] killing 14 of the 31 people aboard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident Database: Accident Synopsis 08121970". Airdisaster.com. 1970-08-12. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network