- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 16, 1998
Time: 20:09
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Operator: China Airlines (Taiwan)
Flight #: 676
Route: Denpasar - Taipei
AC Type: Airbus A300-622R
Registration: B-1814
cn / ln: 578
Aboard: 196   (passengers:182  crew:14)
Fatalities: 196   (passengers:182  crew:14)
Ground: 7
Summary: The aircraft was attempting to land at Taipei's international airport in rain and fog when the crew requested a go-around. The plane crashed into a residential neighborhood, ripping the roofs off several structures, skidding into a rice paddy and bursting in flames. DFDR data showed complete autopilot disengagement just after landing clearance. This was followed by an attempted manually flown go-around with falling airspeed and a pitch-up of 40 degrees followed by a gain of 1,000 feet in altitude, total stall and a dive resulting in impact with the ground. Pilot error.
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