Singapore Airlines Flight 006

aviation accident

On October 31, 2000 Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashed after taking off on the wrong runway at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, caused by pilot error in bad weather. The aircraft was a Boeing 747-400 with 179 people on-board. 83 people were killed in the crash while 96 survived.

Causalities

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Nationality Passengers Crew Total
Total Killed Total Killed Total Killed
  Argentina 2 0 0 0 2 0
  Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Brazil 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Cambodia 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Canada 1 0 0 0 1 0
  China 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Croatia 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Denmark 1 0 0 0 1 0
  France 2 0 0 0 2 0
  Germany 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Hungary 1 1 0 0 1 1
  India 11 11 0 0 11 11
  Indonesia 5 1 0 0 5 1
  Ireland 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Italy 2 0 0 0 2 0
  Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Kenya 1 1 0 0 1 1
  South Korea 2 2 0 0 2 2
  Malaysia 8 4 1 0 9 4
  Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0
  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 1 1
  New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0
  Norway 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Portugal 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Philippines 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Romania 3 1 0 0 1 1
  Russia 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Singapore 11 8 17 4 28 12
  South Africa 1 1 0 0 1 1
  Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Sweden 3 0 0 0 3 0
   Switzerland 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Taiwan 55 26 2 0 57 26
  Thailand 2 0 0 0 2 0
  United Kingdom 4 2 0 0 4 2
  United States 47 24 0 0 47 24
  Vietnam 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 159 79 20 4 179 83

79 passengers and four crew members died in the crash. 24 Americans, 26 Taiwanese, 11 Indians, 12 Singaporeans, 4 Malaysians, 2 Koreans, 2 British, 1 Vietnamese, 1 Chinese, 1 Hong Konger, 1 Indonesian, 1 Japanese, 1 Dutch, 1 Macaoan, 1 Kazakhstani, and 1 Filipino were among the dead.