|University of Bielefeld - Faculty of technology|
Networks and distributed Systems
Research group of Prof. Peter B. Ladkin, Ph.D.
July 19, 1996
|July 15, 1996|
|Decision by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission|
China Airlines Airbus Industrie A300B4-622R B 1816 took off from Taipei International Airport at 0853 UTC (1753 JST) on April 26, 1994 and continued flying according to its flight plan. About 1116 UTC (2016 JST), while approaching Nagoya Airport for landing, the aircraft crashed into the landing zone close to E1 taxiway of the airport.
On board the aircraft were 271 persons: 256 passengers (including 2 infants) and 15 crew members, of whom 264 persons (249 passengers including 2 infants and 15 crew members) were killed and 7 passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft ignited, and was destroyed.
(1) For analysis of damage to the airframe structure and related matters
Shojiro Kaji, Professor, Department Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Tetsuhiko Ueda, Head, Flight Load Laboratory, Airframe Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Science and Technology Agency
Makoto Sasaki, Head, Engine Performance Laboratory, Aeroengine Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Science and Technology Agency
Keiji Tanaka, Head, Human Engineering Laboratory, Control Systems Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Science and Technology Agency
Kouhei Funabiki, Human Engineering Laboratory, Control Systems Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Science and Technology Agency
(2) For analysis of flight performance
Nagakatsu Kawahata, Professor, Dept. of Science and Engineering, Nihon University
Shigeru Saito, Head, Flight Test Laboratory, Flight Research Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Science and Technology Agency
(3) For analysis of operations
Atsushi Toriya, Captain, Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd.(retired)
Shigeyuki Yagura, Commander, Aeromedical Laboratory Unit, Air Self-Defense Force (retired)
(1) Date: 10:30- 16:30February7, 1995
(2) Place: Assembly Hall, 10th Floor, Ministry of Transport
(3)Hearing chairman: Tohru Toyoshima, Director-General, Secretariat of AAIC
(4) Witnesses (in order of speech):
Dr. Jiro Kouo, Witness asked by AAIC. Doctor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor, Tokai University
Capt. Taketoshi Udo, Witness asked by AAIC. Captain, President, Japan Airline Pilots Association
Mr. Ange Ortega, Witness asked by AAIC. Deputy to Senior Vice President, Airbus Industrie.
Mr. Kuang- Feng Chang, Speaker asked by AAIC. Vice President-Operation, China Airlines.
Mr. Wataru Habuka, Company Executive.
Mr. Noriyasu Shirai, Company Employee.
Mr. Takao Kawakita, Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Rally of Endeavors to Improve Air Safety.
Capt. Ryohei Yabuno, President, Airline Pilot Association of Japan, Captain, Japan Air Lines.
Mr.. Kazuya Chikamura, Deputy President, Flight Crew Union's Federation of Japan, Flight Engineer, Japan Airlines.
Mr. Shujiro Okuno, Chairman, Federation of Aviation Worker's Union, Captain, Japan Air System.
Mr. Tsung-Li Kow, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Postgraduate Medical School, Taiwan University.
Mr. Norman D. Hull, Partner of Accident Investigation and Research Inc.
(5) Summary of Statements
Omitted (See the stenographic transcriptions of the hearing.)
|Peter B. Ladkin, 1999-02-08|