Aviation Photo #0687935 Boeing 747-209B - China Airlines

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Seen holding short runway 13 for departure back to TPE. First flight was July 16, 1979. Delivery date was July 31, 1979. Other serials - B-18255 with China Airlines - re-serialed from B-1866. Sadly, W/O May 25, 2002 twenty minutes after departing TPE as China Airlines flight 611 using tail B-18255. Aircraft crashed into the South China Sea near Penghu Island while attempting to operate TPE-HKG. There were 225 fatalities - r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
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    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
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    October 1996
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo, sadly crashed with the loss of all on board. May they rest in peace.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Captain Muhammad Bin Suriana and F/O bin Iwagandra pilot this plane to Taiwan. There were many Indonesian people onboard. Most of them are also American. Sadly, Iwagandra died on his Sukhoi jet enroute from Cirebon to Soekarno Hatta that killed All people onboard. Non are alive

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