China Airlines Flight 676
(CAL676, CI676) crashed into a road and residential area near Taoyuan County's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
on the night of February 16, 1998.
The Airbus A300-622R
jet, registered B-1814, was en route from Ngurah Rai Airport
to Taipei. The weather was inclement with rain and fog when the aircraft approached Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, so the pilot executed a missed approach
. After the jet was cleared to land at runway 05L, the autopilot was disengaged, and the pilots then attempted a manual go-around. The jet slowed down, pitched up by 40 degrees, rose 1,000 feet (300 m), stalled, and crashed into a residential neighborhood, bursting into flames. All 196 people on board were killed (including the president of Taiwan's central bank, Sheu Yuan-dong
, his wife, Huang Mian-mei, and three central bank officials"." The New York Times
The flight route designator for this route has since been changed to flight 688.
Of the passengers: