Aviation Photo #1586615 Boeing 747-209B - China Airlines

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This aircraft was delivered to China Airlines on July 31, 1979. It crashed on May 25, 2002 into the South China Sea enroute TPE-HKG as B-18255 [Kodachrome 64 Slide]
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    Andrew Hunt
    China Airlines
    Boeing 747-209B
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
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    B-1866
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
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Photo Added: September 29, 2009

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Anonymous
8 years ago
Very fitting, as it was a tail strike at Kai Tak in the early 80's that caused the crash 20 years later
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very disappointing that when this photo was taken, the aircraft maintenance technician could have spotted that the doubler plate wasn't large enough for the damage caused by the tail strike.

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