China Airlines Flight 642

Trapped for six hours on plane

Passengers trapped for six hours on a Dragonair plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport at the height of Typhoon Vicente went through a grim ordeal as the aircraft was rocked by the blasting winds.

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am

Air crash report still grounded

Five years after the tragic end to a China Airlines flight, official findings are not available

The findings of a public inquiry into the China Airlines crash at Chek Lap Kok airport in 1999 have still not been released, four months after the inquiry's own deadline for the report to see the light of day.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Four sue China Airlines over crash during Typhoon Sam

Four passengers on board a plane that crash landed in a 1999 typhoon are suing China Airlines.

In High Court writs filed yesterday, Cheng Chun-mo, his son, Cheng Ming-yui, daughter Cheng Ming-wai and Chan Chor-mei are seeking unspecified damages for 'personal injury, loss and damage arising out of the negligent operation of Flight CI642'.

2 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Crash jet damaged in turbulence scare seven years ago

The China Airlines jet that crash-landed at Chek Lap Kok last Sunday was involved in an incident seven years ago which sparked fears over how it would cope with turbulence.

28 Aug 1999 - 12:00am