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TransAsia Airways GE222 Occurrence


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Category
Controlled Flight Into or Toward Terrain(CFIT)
Type
Avions De Transport Regional/ATR72
Date
2014-07-23
Area
Outside Airport/850m NE of RCQC RWY 20/Xixi Village

Description

On July 23, 2014, TransAsia Airways passenger flight GE 222, an ATR-72 airplane, registration number B-22810, took off from Kaohsiung International Airport for Penghu Magong Airport. There were 58 people on board, including 2 flight crewmembers, 2 cabin crewmembers and 54 passengers.


The aircraft crashed in Xixi Village near Magong Airport at 19:06L when conducting the RWY 20 VOR approach, caused 48 fatalities and 10 serious injuries. 5 residents on ground suffered minor injuries.

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