Falling from the Sky: The near crash of China Airlines flight 006

Damage to the tail of China Airlines flight 006 after its in-flight upset. (Code 7700)
N4522V, the Boeing 747 SP involved in the accident. (Andrew Hunt)
The route of China Airlines flight 006. (Google)
How bleed air works. (Aviation Stack Exchange)
Simulation of the moment flight 006 first went out of control. (Mayday)
The terrifying plunge continues. (Mayday)
The plane begins to tear itself apart. (Mayday)
Overview of the plunge. (Tom Bearden)
Damage to the airplane, photographed after its arrival in San Francisco. (Code 7700)
The NTSB’s series of computer-generated stills provides snapshots of the aircraft’s attitude during the initial plunge. (NTSB)
Captain Ho Min-Yuan explains the incident to reporters in San Francisco. (Der Spiegel)
An overview of the damage t the aircraft. (Mayday)
Damage to the landing gear bay doors. (Mayday)
Damage to the horizontal stabilizer. (Der Spiegel)



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Admiral Cloudberg

Admiral Cloudberg

Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.