Date & Time: Jun 7, 1983 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Kinmen - Taipei
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Kinmen-Shang Yi Airport (Quemoy Island), while climbing, the right engine caught fire. The aircraft lost height and crashed into the sea few hundred meters off shore. Nine occupants were rescued while 31 others were killed.
Engine fire during initial climb for unknown reasons.