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Posted on 05/25/2002 1:59:07 AM PDT by colette_g
China Airlines Plane Missing
A China Airlines passenger aircraft is reported missing on a flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong.
The aircraft was carrying more than 200 passengers and 19 crew onboard the 90 minute flight.
This airline is having lots of trouble as of late....they need to get their sh-t together...
A Taiwanese airliner carrying more than 200 people is reported to have gone missing during a flight to Hong Kong. The China Airlines jumbo jet disappeared at 0713 GMT from radar screens near the Taiwanese island of Penghu after leaving the Taiwanese capital Taipei, television reports said.
No other details were immediately available
Republic of China Airline plane missing.....not People's Republic, correct?
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 25, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A China Airlines flight to Hong Kong with more than 200 people on board has been reported missing for nearly an hour Saturday afternoon in the Taiwan Strait, an official said.
Flight C1611 took off about 3:30 p.m. (0730 GMT) from Taipei's international airport and was reported missing near about 4:15 p.m. (0815 GMT) near Penghu, a group of islands off Taiwan's western coast, Chuang Suo-hang, a government spokesman.
About 220 passengers and crew were on the Boeing 747, TVBS cable news reported.
China Airlines, Taiwan's biggest airline, did not immediately comment on the report. But the airline has joined the government in forming an emergency taskforce to search for the missing plane, Chuang said. Taiwan's air force and coast guard were looking for the aircraft, he said.
Due to a series of crashes in the 1990s, China Airlines used to be considered one of the world's most dangerous airlines. But in recent years, the carrier has reshuffled its board and has put a greater emphasis on safety.
The last known fatal China Airlines accident was in 1999 when a jetliner flipped over and burst into flames during a crash landing in Hong Kong, killing three people.
According to the aviation safety website, Airsafe.com, China Airlines has had nine fatal accidents since 1970.
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I don't like the sound of this.
TAIPEI, May 25, 2002 (Kyodo via COMTEX) -- A China Airlines passenger jetliner bound for Hong Kong has gone missing over Taiwan waters shortly after taking off from Taipei, a Taiwan television station reported Saturday.
TVBS reported that the China Airlines Flight 611, a Boeing 747, disappeared from radar screens around 3:33 p.m. as it was flying near Penghu, a group of islands off Taiwan's western coast.
The plane was reportedly carrying 206 passengers and 19 crew members
I think Communist China might have shot it down.
Of course I could be totally wrong. I just don't trust people who detained our EP-3 after crashing into it, demanding an "APOLOGY", and 5 million dollars for a "landing fee."
By the way, where is Wong Way these days?
I still have to hope the plane isn't lost with all souls.