Mystery - Air Crash Investigation - Scratching the Surface (China Airlines Flight 611)



On 25 May 2002, China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait just 20 minutes after taking off from Taipei, killing 225 people. A faulty repair to the rear of the aircraft following an earlier tailstrike when the plane was a few months old caused the entire tail section to weaken and fail.Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-209B.Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance, Explosive decompression, Structural failure (Tail), Tailstrike