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Boeing B747 Inflight Breakup (Part 1)

On May 25 2002, a Boeing 747-200 crashed into the Taiwan Strait approximately 23 NM NE of Makung, Penghu Islands of Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC). Radar data indicated that the aircraft experienced an in-flight breakup at an altitude of 34,900 feet, before reached its cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Chiang Kai-Shek (CKS) International Airport, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC to Chek Lap Kok International Airport, Hong Kong, China. One hundred and seventy-five of the 225 occupants on board, which included 206 passengers and 19 crewmembers, sustained fatal injuries; the remainders are missing and presumed killed.

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