Date & Time: Jan 30, 1995 at 1943 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Magong - Taipei
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a positioning flight from Magong to Taipei. While descending to Taipei-Songshan Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with a limited visibility due to heavy rain falls. The minimum descent altitude was fixed at 2,500 feet but for unknown reasons, the crew descended to 1,000 feet when the aircraft struck the slope of a wooded hill located 20 km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all four crew members were killed.
The crew failed to adhere to the published approach procedures and continued the descent below MDA until the aircraft struck the ground. Brand new, the aircraft was delivered to TransAsia Airways last December 20 and was equipped with a category II GPWS. It is believed that the GPWS alarm did not sound in the cockpit and was not recorded on the CVR.