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China Airlines Flight 358 was a Boeing 747-2R7F that crashed on December 29, 1991 shortly after takeoff from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. During climbout the crew reported problems with the #2 engine, and air traffic control vectored the flight into a left turn to return to the airport. About two minutes later, the crew reported that they were unable to turn left, and air traffic control approved a right-hand turn instead. No further contact was made with the crew. The crew lost control of the airplane and it struck a hill, right wing first, near Wanli. All 5 crewmembers were killed; there were no injuries on the ground. Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) (Traditional Chinese: or ; Simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Táiwan Táoyuán Gúojì JichÇŽng, Pinyin: Táiwān Táoyuán Gúojì JÄ«chÇŽng), formerly Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjhèng... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Republic of China Region Northern Taiwan City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...

Investigation of the wreckage revealed that the #3 engine and its pylon had separated from the airplane. During the separation, the #3 engine struck the #4 engine, which also separated from the airplane. A more detailed investigation revealed that the pylon midspar fittings, which attach the pylon to the lower portion of the wing front spar, had failed.

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China Airlines Flight 358 was manufacturer's serial number 22390, line number 482, registered as B-198, and was built in 1980.[1] Air safety is a broad term encompassing the theory, investigation and categorization of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through appropriate regulation, as well as through education and training. ... The Bijlmerramp (in English: Bijlmer disaster) was an airplane crash. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... China Airlines Flight 611 Callsign: Dynasty 611 (CAL611, CI611) was a regularly scheduled flight from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taoyuan to Hong Kong International Airport in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... American Airlines Flight 191, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft, crashed on May 25, 1979, at around 15:04 CDT, after taking off from OHare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

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