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FAT 757 Fly Too Close To TG Plane: Hit Turbulence

Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:56 pm

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency is reporting Taiwan-based Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) Boeing 757 plane, with 129 passengers and 5 crews on board, made emergency landing as in Jeju Island (report update 0550GMT 16NOV06).

Taiwan and South Korea reports that FAT 757 was flying too close with another THAI Airways plane, which promopt emergency landing.

Reuters is reporting the 757 hit turbulence.

16 passengers and all 5 flight attendants suffered minor and critical injuries. Some passengers reported broken bones and vomiting.

Flight EF306 was preparing to land in Jeju at 1030LT 16NOV06, airline officials claim the plane was flying too close to THAI plane.

Indication shows FAT and THAI plane were flying at the same altitude, almost prompt mid-air collision

Earlier Reuters report
SEOUL, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Over 20 people aboard a Taiwanese airliner were hurt when the plane changed course to avoid another jet just prior to landing at an airport on South Korea's Cheju Island on Thursday, aviation officials said.

Some of those aboard the Far Eastern Air Transport (5605.TWO: Quote, Profile, Research) Boeing 757 aircraft may have suffered broken bones and were taken to hospital on the southern resort island, they said.

Airline officials said an alarm went off as the jetliner was beginning its descent, indicating another plane was in the area, and causing it to change course.

[Edited 2006-11-16 07:05:15]
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