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25/05/2002 The deadliest crash in Taiwanese history


China Airways Flight 611 - Diving footage

China Airlines Flight 611 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. The Boeing 747-209B operating the route disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait 23 nautical 20 minutes after takeoff, killing all 225 people on board.
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    • Essentials 

    • Flight and disaster 

    • Passengers 

    • Search, recovery and investigation 

    • Metal fatigue cracking 

    • Aircraft history 

    • Aftermath