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Probe: in-flight breakup of 747 caused by fatigue cracks
26 February 2005

The Taiwanese Aviation Safety Council has finished their probe into the May 2002 in-flight breakup of a China Airlines Boeing 747. It was concluded that damage from a 1980 tailstrike was not properly repaired and fatigue cracks had formed there, eventually leading to the structural failure. (ASC)