18:00 , May 25, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan - A China Airlines flight CI611 from Taipei to Hong Kong was disappeared at 3:30 p.m. today and was possible of crashing to the sea. The flight (aircraft type B747-200 with registered number B18255) departed CKS airport at 14:50 and was scheduled to land in Hong Kong at 16:45 originally. There were 19 crew members and 206 passengers including 3 infants on board this flight.
The aircraft lost contact when approaching the island of Penghu. Delivered in 1979, the aircraft is now 22 years old. A crisis management center was immediately formed after the accident. They can be reached at 886-3-3987770 or 886-2-7152233 ext. 5941 (service for families of passengers).