Date & Time: Jun 7, 1983 at 1240 LT
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinmen - Taipei
Country:
China
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
8
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
30
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
38
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
Engine fire during initial climb for unknown reasons.