Unlawful Interference Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III B-1852, Sunday 21 November 1971
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Date:Sunday 21 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Owner/operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-1852
MSN: 122
Year of manufacture:1962
Fatalities:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:near Penghu Island -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
The aircraft crashed into the sea on a flight from Taipei to Hong Kong.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Bomb explosion.


Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 April 1962 HB-ICT Swissair 0 Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) sub


  • 25th worst accident in 1971
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 9th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH); April 1970

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