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Last updated: 17 March 2018
Date:Saturday 3 May 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-2R7F
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-198
C/n / msn: 22390/482
First flight: 1980-09-30 (5 years 7 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: None
Location:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Capt. "Johnny" Wang Shi Chuen defected to China by flying to Guangzhou.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 1703 km (1064 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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