21:00, May 26, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan
- China Airlines will send a flight at 20:00 tonight to Makung.
The flight will carry 158 relatives and serving staff departing
Makung at 21:30 and arrive in Taipei at 22:30. The volunteer
staff will provide one-on-one service to the relatives. China
Airlines arranged a C130 carrier to Makung tonight to carry
six bodies back to Taipei. Senior Vice President James Chang
will lead China Airlines staff to pay respect to them. The
bodies will be stored at a funeral parlor in Taipei.
So far all passenger flights remained
unchanged. A compensation team led by Senior Vice President
James Chang has been set up. The team will meet with relatives
and insurance companies to decide the amount of compensation
for each casualty. Although the finance operation will face
much challenge, Mr. Chang asserted that China Airlines will
do its best for the compensation operation.
DNA checking with the found bodies
has begun. Relatives of the casualties are invited to conduct
the blood test at Criminal Investigation Bureau of National
Police Administration and another two places for the cause
of DNA checking between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Telephone number of China Airlines'
Commanding Center in Makung is 06-9212163 ext. 918880. The
phone and fax numbers of Relative Service Center in Makung
are as follows:
Tel: 06-9228001~3, 06-9228005~13, 06-9228015~21