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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34395
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Time:1:59 PM
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-409
Owner/operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-18202
MSN: 28710/1132
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 165
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Thail airspace -   Thailand
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH), China
Destination airport:Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK/VTBS), Bangkok, Thailand
China Airlines announced today that flight CI 641 encountered severe air turbulence on its way from Hong Kong to Bangkok , Thailand. The aircraft arrived in Bangkok safety, but about 21 people were injured, with 5 crewmembers and 16 passengers receiving hospital treatment. The 10-year-old Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, registration number B-18202 , departed from Hong Kong at 11.50 am with 147 passengers and 18 crew members aboard. The incident occurred without warning at 1.59 pm over Thai airspace reroute from Hong Kong to Bangkok. As soon as the flight arrived in Bangkok at 2.23 pm the aircraft underwent through turbulence inspection. It will fly back Taipei as soon as the inspector is completed and it is confirmed that the aircraft is unharmed. China Airlines has successfully transferred passengers who were booked on the return flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong , to other carriers.



Photo of B-18202 courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
31 March 2009; (c) Freek Blokzijl

Revision history:

04-Oct-2008 11:24 jorgetadeu7 Added
17-Oct-2008 11:39 harro Updated

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