2016-01-26 China Airlines Boeing 747-400 off taxiway at Vancouver

2016-01-26 China Airlines Boeing 747-400 off taxiway at Vancouver

2016-01-26 China Airlines Boeing 747-400 off taxiway at Vancouver


After landing the Boeing 747 departed the taxyway while doing a turn coming to rest on the grass. All on board remained unhurt.

China Airlines flight CI32 just landed normally on runway 08L(eft). After cleared to taxi via taxiway „Mike5“ and „Mike“- while the aircraft was turning to the right in a tight angle – part of its undercarriage ran off paved surface until the 747 came to rest on the grass.

There were no reports of any injuries on board.

Damage to the aircraft is considered not existent or minimal.

Pilot reported „..we´re out of a taxiway“.

Taxiway surface may have been slippery from recent drizzle. At the time visibility was good but twilight conditions prevailed.

METAR Vancouver Airport (CYVR):

SP 27/01/2016 02:28->
SPECI CYVR 270228Z 06004KT 10SM -DZ FEW005 BKN010 OVC012
           10/09 A3021 RMK ST1ST4SC3 SLP232=

Date: 2016-01-26 Time: 18:10
Location: CYVR YVR Vancouver
Country: Canada
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: none

Flight no.: CI 32
From: RCTP/TPE: Taipei-Taoyuan intl Airport To: CYVR/YVR: Vancouver
Type: Passenger
Operator: China Airlines (CI, CAL)

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 747-400
Registration: B-18208
Age a/c: 17,2 years
Constr. No.: 29031

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  – 0 331
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 42nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 227th safety occurence of type (B747-400)
  • 11th safety occurence at Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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