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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:woensdag 28 oktober 1998
Type:Boeing 737
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air China
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 94
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 103
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE) (   Taiwan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Air China flight 905 was diverted by its pilot to Taiwan during a flight from Beijing to Kunming. The Boeing 737 aircraft was carrying nine crew members and 94 passengers, including the pilot’s wife and child. The pilot reportedly made the diversion because of his dissatisfaction with his life on mainland China. The Taiwanese government dispatched four air force fighters to intercept and follow the plane to Taipei’s Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport. The pilot, upon landing, then surrendered to Taiwanese officials without incident. On December 8 Taiwanese prosecutors indicted the pilot on hijacking-related charges, which carry a maximum penalty of death.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Beijing-Capital International Airport en Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield bedraagt 2101 km (1313 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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