Accident Dornier 228-212 B-12257, Friday 5 April 1996
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Date:Friday 5 April 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 228-212
Owner/operator:Formosa Airlines
Registration: B-12257
MSN: 8223
Year of manufacture:1993
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,6 km off Matsu Airport (MFK) -   Taiwan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS)
Destination airport:Matsu Airport (MFK/RCMT)
Formosa Airlines flight 7613 took off from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA) at 15:29 on a flight to Matsu Island (MFK). Visibility was poor as the Dornier 228 approached the airport. The crew attempted a visual approach in instrument conditions. The approach was continued although the copilot had not yet spotted the runway. He was concentrating on obtaining visual cues and failed to monitor the approach. The crew noticed that they had descended very low and increased power. The aircraft was not able to gain height fast enough, contacted the sea and crashed.


A Taiwan Plane Crashed Near Matsu Island [CND, 04/05/96]
Scramble 204(51)
Aviation Safety Council Statistics 1996-2005


  • 75th worst accident in 1996
  • 15th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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