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Encyclopedia > Singapore Airlines Flight 006
Singapore Airlines Flight 6
Summary
Date  October 31, 2000
Type  Accidental collision with runway obstructions
Site  Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
Origin  Singapore Changi Airport
Last stopover  Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
Destination  Los Angeles International Airport
Passengers  159
Crew  20
Injuries  71
Fatalities  83
Survivors  96
Aircraft
 Aircraft type  Boeing 747-400
Operator  Singapore Airlines
Tail number  9V-SPK

Singapore Airlines Flight 006 was a scheduled flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Los Angeles International Airport via Chiang Kai-Shek Airport (now Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) in Taiwan. On October 31, 2000, at 15:17 UTC, 23:17 Taipei local time, a Boeing 747 on the route took off from the wrong runway in Taipei during a typhoon, destroying the aircraft and killing 83 of the 179 occupants. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 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... Singapore Changi International Airport (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, and is the main airport in Singapore. ... 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... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Singapore Changi International Airport (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, and is the main airport in Singapore. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... 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... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


As of 2007 SQ006 is the wrong runway takeoff incident with the most fatalities [1]. SQ006 was the first fatal crash of a Singapore Airlines aircraft; prior to the SQ006 crash, the sole fatal incident involving SIA was the crash of SilkAir Flight 185, operated by subsidiary SilkAir [2]. Silkair Flight 185 was a scheduled passenger service from Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore. ... SilkAir (Singapore) Private Limited is an airline based in Singapore. ...

Contents

The crash

At 15:00 UTC, 23:00 Taipei local time on October 31, 2000, 9V-SPK, a Boeing 747-400 delivered on January 21, 1997 [3], left Bay B5 [4] during heavy rain caused by Typhoon Xangsane. At 23:05:57, the CKS Airport cleared the aircraft to taxi to runway 05L via "taxiway Sierra Sierra West Cross" and "November Papa" [4]. At 23:05:57, the airport cleared the aircraft to takeoff at 05L [4]. Many carriers in southeast and east Asia take off during inclement weather [5]. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... First storm formed: May 5, 2000 Last storm dissipated: January 5, 2001 Strongest storm: Damrey - 155 knots Total storms: 26 Typhoons: 15 Super typhoons: 4 Total fatalities: 624 The 2000 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 2000, but most tropical cyclones tend to form...


After a six second hold, at 23:16:36, the crew attempted takeoff on runway 05R, which had been closed for repairs, instead of the assigned runway 05L (which runs parallel to 05R). The captain correctly heard that he needed to take off at 05L, but he turned 100 metres too soon and lined up with 05R [6].


Due to poor visibility in the heavy rain, the flight crew did not see that construction equipment, including two excavators, two vibrating rollers, one small bulldozer, and one air compressor [3], had been parked on runway 05R. In addition, the runway contained concrete jersey barriers and pits [4]. About 41 seconds later [4], the aircraft collided with the machinery and broke into pieces. The fuselage was torn in two, and the engines and landing gear separated [4]. A crane tore the left wing from the aircraft, forcing the jet back on to the ground [7]. The nose struck a scoop ladder [2]. A massive fire followed, destroying the forward section of the fuselage and the wings [3]. 79 of 159 passengers and 4 of 20 crew members died in the accident. Many of the dead were seated in the middle section of the aircraft [3]; the fuel stored in the wings exploded and sent balls of flame through that section [8]. At 23:17:36, the emergency bell sounded. 7 fire fighting vehicles, 4 ambulances, 2 lighting units, and 4,336 personnel were dispatched to assist survivors and extinguish the fire. Chemical extinguishing agents rained on the aircraft at about three minutes after the impact [4]. At 23:35, roughly 10 minutes after the impact, the fire was brought under control [4]. At 23:40, non-airport ambulances and emergency vehicles from other agencies congregated at the north gate. The survivors felt upset because the vehicles were the first sets of assistance given after the airport ambulances. At 00:00 Taipei time on November 1, the fire was mostly extinguished and the front part of the aircraft was destroyed. Authorities established a temporary command centre [4]. Aircrew members may include pilots, flight attendants, flight engineers, navigators, Taccos, signallers, observers, (air) gunners, weapons specialists, loadmasters and various electronics system operators depending on the age during which the aircraft operated and the type of operations. ...


Immediate news reports incorrectly stated that the Singapore Airlines jet hit one or two aircraft on the tarmac, with one being a China Airlines jet "2601TW" [4]; no other aircraft were involved in the Singapore crash [5]. Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ...


A passenger of China Airlines Flight 004 recorded a video of Singapore Airlines Flight 006 on fire [9].


Casualties

179 passengers and crew[10], including 3 children and 3 infants[9], were on the aircraft at the time of the crash. Of the 179 occupants, 83 were killed, 39 suffered from serious injuries, 32 had minor injuries, while 25 were uninjured[11]. Amongst those who perished, there were 4 crew members. 79 passengers and crew died on impact and immediately after the crash and 2 passengers died at a hospital [8].


Nationalities of passengers

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
Total Killed Total Killed Total Killed
Flag of Australia Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Canada Canada 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Germany Germany 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of India India 11 10 0 0 11 10
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 5 1 0 0 5 1
Flag of Ireland Ireland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of Japan Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 8 4 1 0 9 4
Flag of Mexico Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 1 1 0 0 1 1
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0
Flag of the Philippines Philippines 1 1 0 0 1 1
Flag of Singapore Singapore 11 8 17 4 28 12
Flag of Spain Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan (Republic of China) 55 26 2 0 57 26
Flag of Thailand Thailand 2 0 0 0 2 0
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 4 2 0 0 4 2
Flag of the United States United States 47 24 0 0 47 24
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 159 79 20 4 179 83

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Notable victims and survivors

Amongst the Singaporeans who perished were Mrs. Elma Thwaites, mother of Singapore Turf Club horse-trainer Malcolm Thwaites, Dr. Sung Kah Kay, assistant professor of the National University of Singapore's Department of Computer Science [6] [7] [12] and Captain Lim Kim Hock, a Republic of Singapore Air Force pilot on his way to the Air National Guard to attend the Advanced Fighter Weapons Instructor Course.[13] In addition, four of them were Motorola employees. [8] [14] The president and two vice presidents of Buena Park, California-based Ameripec Inc. died in SQ006 [9]. The Singapore Turf Club was founded in 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club. ... Malay name Malay: Universiti Nasional Singapura Tamil name Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம் University Cultural Centre The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS) is Singapores oldest university. ... The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF, Chinese: 新加坡空军部队; Malay Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura) is the air force branch of the Singapore Armed Forces, established in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC). ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... Motorola Inc. ... Buena Park is a city located in northwestern Orange County, California. ...


Kevin Rice, a professor at UC Davis, survived the crash with more than 12% of his body burned [10]. John Diaz, a vice president of MP3.com, survived the crash with injuries not related to burns [15]. The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... MP3. ...


Origin of passengers and crew and types of injuries sustained

All of the flight staff originated from Taipei [11]. The captain, relief pilot, and copilot originated from Singapore on the October 30 SQ 006, rested at a hotel in Taipei, and boarded the October 31 SQ 006 [3]. The staff consisted of 12 males and 8 females [12]. Of the flight staff, 2 males and 2 females died [13]. The copilot received minor injuries. The pilot and relief pilot had no injuries. [3] Of the 17 cabin crew members, 4 died, 4 received serious injuries, and 9 received minor injuries [3]. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Of the passengers, 79 died, 35 received serious injuries, 22 received minor injuries, and 23 were uninjured [3].


The aircraft had 5 first-class passengers, 28 business-class passengers (9 on lower deck and 19 on upper deck), and 126 economy-class passengers [14] [3]. Of the first class passengers, 1 received a minor injury and 4 received no injuries. Of the business-class passengers, 14 (2 on lower deck, 12 on upper deck) died, 2 (1 on lower deck, 1 on upper deck) received serious injuries, 7 (2 on lower deck, 5 on upper deck) received minor injuries, and 8 (4 on lower deck, 4 on upper deck) were uninjured. Of the economy class passengers, 65 died, 33 received serious injuries, 14 received minor injuries, and 11 were uninjured [3]. The lower deck passengers who died were seated in rows 22 through 38 [15] [3]. 64 of 76 passengers in the forward economy section were killed by the explosion of the centre fuel tank, which resulted in intense fire [16]. In the upper deck of the business class section, 12 of 19 passengers and 1 of 2 flight attendants died due to smoke inhalation and fire [17]; 10 bodies, originating from the upper deck of business class, were found between the stairwell and the 2L exit on the main deck [18]. All passengers in the aft economy section survived [19].


Of the passengers on the TPE-LAX leg, 77 flew from Singapore and 82 flew from Taipei. Of the passengers originating from Singapore, 37 died. Of the passengers originating from Taipei, 42 died [20]. Of the three male passengers identified as infants, two Indians originated from Singapore, one Taiwanese originated from Taipei, and all three died [21].


The Department of Forensic Pathology Institute of Foreign Medicine, Ministry of Justice performed seven autopsies. One person died from impact injuries, and six people died from severe burns [3]. Many passengers on the flight were burned since jet fuel splashed onto the passengers [22].


Lin Ming-liang, a 45-year old Taiwanese passenger bearing burns to more than 86% of his body, died of his injuries at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taipei County on Sunday 5 November 2000 [16]. Lee Suet Yee [17], a hospitalized Singaporean woman bearing burns to 95% of her body, died of her injuries in a Taiwanese hospital on 24 November 2000 [18]. Linkou (林口) is a rural township in the western part of Taipei County, Taiwan. ... Taipei County (Chinese: 台北縣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei Hsien; POJ: Tâi-pak-koān) is located in northern Taiwan and encircles Taipei City. ...


Diaz did not receive burns; he received lung damage and "body shock," which resulted in compressed joints with soft tissue damage [15]. When Diaz appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show, he used a walker [19]. Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... // Look up walker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A Taiwanese couple who survived the incident stated that they chose to fly Singapore Airlines because of the airline's safety record [20].


Investigation findings

An investigation into the accident was conducted by the Taiwan Aviation Safety Council (ASC). The final report was issued by the ASC on 24 April 2002. In the report section "Findings Related to Probable Causes," which detailed factors that played a major role in the circumstances leading to the accident, it was stated that the flight crew did not review the taxi route, despite having all the relevant charts, and as a result did not know the aircraft had entered the wrong runway. Upon entering the wrong runway, the flight crew had neglected to check the paravisual display (PVD) and the primary flight display (PFD), which would have indicated that the aircraft was lined up on the wrong runway. According to the ASC, these errors, coupled with the imminent arrival of the typhoon and the poor weather conditions, caused the flight crew to lose situational awareness and led them to attempt to take off from the wrong runway. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... A primary flight display is a modern aircraft instrument dedicated to flight information. ...


Notification of details

Immediately after the accident occurred, an airline spokesman in Los Angeles stated that no fatalities occurred in the crash [23] [8] [24]; the statement was revised to state that fatalities occurred. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The airline initially stated that reports of the airplane taking the wrong runway were untrue before the fact that the wrong runway was used was proven true [25].


Khan Mahmood, an Atlanta man whose sister and parents died on SQ006, criticised the airline for taking too much time to notify relatives [26]. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Contesting investigation findings

The report by ASC was deemed controversial by Singapore's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (now Ministry of Transport), Singapore Airlines and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA), among others. In Singapore, the Ministry of Transport (MOT; Chinese: 交通部) is a governmental ministry that administer and regulates the land, sea and air transportation within the republic’s jurisdiction. ... The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA) is the international umbrella trade union organization for airline pilots. ...


Singaporean officials protested that the report did not present a full account of the incident and was incomplete, as responsibility for the accident appeared to have been placed mainly on the flight crew of SQ006, while other equally valid contributing factors had been played down. The team from Singapore that participated in the investigation felt that the lighting and signage at the airport did not measure up to international standards. Some critical lights were missing or not working. No barriers or markings were put up at the start of the closed runway, which would have alerted the flight crew that they were on the wrong runway. The Singapore team felt that these two factors were given less weight than was proper, as another flight crew had almost made the same mistake of using runway 05R to take off days before the accident.


Singapore Airlines also issued a statement after the release of the ASC report. In their statement, Singapore Airlines reiterated the points brought up by the Singapore investigators and added that air traffic control (ATC) did not follow their own procedure when they gave clearance for SQ006 to take off despite ATC's not being able to see the aircraft. Singapore Airlines also clarified that the PVD was meant to help the flight crew maintain the runway centreline in poor visibility, rather than to identify the runway in use. For the Canadian musical group, see Air Traffic Control (band). ...


The statement by Kay Yong (戎凱 Rēng Kǎi), managing director of Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council, implied that pilot error played a major role in the crash of the Boeing 747-400, which led to the deaths of 83 people. He stated that the airport should have placed markers stating that the runway was closed to takeoffs and landings [21]. Pilot error is a term used to describe the cause of a crash of an airworthy aircraft where the pilot is considered to be principally or partially responsible. ...


In general, airport runways that are closed are not normally lighted, to make it clear they are not in use. At Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport, a single switch controlled green lights on the common taxiway to both runways and on the centreline of runway 05R.[citation needed] Civil Aeronautics Administration Deputy Director Chang Kuo-cheng said runway 05L was fully lit on Tuesday night by white and yellow lights and only the green centreline lighting was illuminated on closed runway 05R. On the taxiway to the runways, four large signs point the way to runway 05L, he added, and he refused to state explicitly that pilot error was the primary cause of the mix-up.


Runway 05R was not blocked off by barriers because part of the strip was used by landing planes to taxi back to the airport terminal. The pilot confirmed twice with the control tower that he was on the correct runway; controllers did not know the plane had actually gone on to the wrong runway because the airport lacked ground radar and the plane was out of sight of the tower at the time of its takeoff. An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ...


Actions of flight crew and flight attendants

Steven Courtney and John D. Wiggans, survivors of the crash, stated in a USA Today article that the staff were unable to help the passengers escape from the aircraft due to being frozen by fear and/or due to lack of competence in emergency procedures; Wiggans was seated in the upper deck business class area [27]. The Straits Times carried reports of flight attendants saving lives of passengers [22] [23]. One story from the newspaper stated that Irene Ang (a.k.a. Ang Miau Lee) escaped the crash, ran back into the aircraft to attempt to save passengers, and died [28]. Farzana Abdul Razak, a surviving flight attendant, received 45% burns on her body, with the burns mainly on her hands [29] [30]; The Electric New Paper described Farzana as a hero who attempted to rescue passengers in the aircraft [31] [32]. USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The Straits Times is an English-language broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore, currently owned by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). ... The New Paper is Singapores second highest circulating paid English-language newspaper, first launched on July 26, 1988 by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). ...


The Australian reported that some flight attendants helped passengers and some flight attendants fled the aircraft before all passengers were accounted for [33]. Genevieve Jiang of The Electric New Paper stated that the pilots attempted to help the passengers [34]. The Australian is a national daily broadsheet newspaper published by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... The New Paper is Singapores second highest circulating paid English-language newspaper, first launched on July 26, 1988 by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). ...


The Taiwanese report stated that the relief pilot (Crew Member 3, or CM-3) said in an interview that he was the first to leave the cockpit and the last to leave the aircraft [3] (Pg. 108/508). A passenger sitting in seat 17A stated that the Right Upper Deck Door flight attendant directed him to the main deck via the stairs. The flight attendant died [3] (Pg. 108/508).


Upper deck passengers and flight attendants stated that the Crew-In-Charge flight attendant (CIC) traveled upstairs after the first impact; the Crew-In-Charge flight attendant died [3] (Pg. 109/508).


The 3R and 3L flight attendants died; they were seated in the middle of the aircraft [3] (Pg. 110/508).


Aftermath

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in its normal livery. The tropical livery given to SPK's sister ship was removed after the disaster of SQ006
A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in its normal livery. The tropical livery given to SPK's sister ship was removed after the disaster of SQ006

After the release of the ASC report, Taiwanese public prosecutors called upon the flight crew of SQ006 to return to Taiwan for questioning and the three-member crew complied. Rumours abounded during that period that the pilots might be detained in Taiwan and charged with negligence. IFALPA had previously stated that it would advise its members of the difficulties of operating into Taiwan if the flight crew of SQ006 were prosecuted. The prosecutors did not press charges and the flight crew were allowed to leave Taiwan. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 547 pixelsFull resolution (2460 × 1681 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 547 pixelsFull resolution (2460 × 1681 pixel, file size: 3. ... The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ...


Singapore Airlines changed the flight route designation to SQ030 after the incident. Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Public transport service numbering is a means of identifying a particular transport service or route. ...


The accident aircraft 9V-SPK was painted in Singapore Airlines special promotion livery, a scheme called "Tropical," at the time of the accident. The special livery was intended to promote Singapore Airlines' new first class and new business class seatings. After the accident, 9V-SPK's sister aircraft, 9V-SPL, the only other aircraft painted with the promotional livery, was immediately repainted with standard Singapore Airlines livery. The colourful livery has not been reintroduced in Singapore Airlines' aircraft since the accident. Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane...


Dozens of survivors and relatives of those killed filed lawsuits against the airline and Taiwanese authorities.[24] Singapore Airlines denied culpability and the pilot and co-pilot were subsequently fired by the airline.[25]


Repatriation and distribution of bodies

By 8 November 2000, several bodies were scheduled to be repatriated. Of the bodies [26]: is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • 19, including 14 Americans, 3 Taiwanese, and 2 Indians, were repatriated to the United States
  • 13, including 11 Singaporeans, 1 British, and 1 American, were repatriated to Singapore
  • 10, including 8 Indians and 2 Americans, were repatriated to India
  • 4 were repatriated to Malaysia [27]
    • Lee Nyuk Ha
    • Nursharizat Abdul Razak
    • Yong Fen Min
    • Yue Ying Chuan
  • 3 Americans were repatriated to Canada
  • 1 was repatriated to Indonesia [27]
    • Cecilia Halim
  • 1 was repatriated to Japan [27]
    • Hiroyasu Iimuro
  • 1 was repatriated to the Netherlands [27]
    • Johannes Van Schijndel
  • 1 was repatriated to the United Kingdom
  • 1 was repatriated to Vietnam [27]
    • Nguyen Anh Dung

14 deceased Taiwanese passengers remained in Taipei to be collected by relatives.


Lee Suet Yee, one of the hospitalized, later died from her injuries on 24 November.


Hospitalization and release of survivors

By 8 November 2000, 14 passengers and crew remained hospitalized. Of them [26]: is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

By 8 November, 73 survivors, including 40 who were not hospitalized and 33 who were discharged, returned to their homes or continued with their travels. For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Lee Suet Yee, a Singaporean woman hospitalized in Taipei on 8 November, died of her injuries on 24 November.


Film

The film Thread That Binds includes an interview of Farzana Abdul Razak, a surviving flight attendant [35].


See also

Comair Flight 5191 was a domestic U.S. flight from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta, Georgia, operated on behalf of Delta Connection by Comair. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Citing the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, an aviation accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person... 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. ...

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  25. ^ "SIA sacks SQ006 pilots", The Straits Times, 26 July 2002. 
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