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  • Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
    Monday Feb 16, 1998
    20 PM

    Plane Accidents

    Airbus A300B4-622R

    Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
    Monday Feb 16, 1998
    20 PM

    Airbus A300B4-622R, China Airlines Flight 676, On February 16, 1998, en route from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Indonesia, to Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taoyuan International Airport), Taiwan, crashed into a road and residential neighborhood in Taoyuan, Taiwan, killing 182 passengers, 14 crew, and 7 people on the ground. An investigation determined that when the control tower ordered the pilot to abort his landing and "go around" for a second attempt, the pilot, who had unintentionally released the plane's autopilot, did nothing to take control of the plane for 11 seconds as he apparently thought the autopilot would initiate the go-around. As the aircraft approached the airport, the pilot executed a sudden steep ascent that produced a stall and crash.




  • Naples, Italy
    Sunday Feb 22, 1998

    Francesco Totti

    Win goal against Napoli

    Naples, Italy
    Sunday Feb 22, 1998

    Totti finished the league season reaching double figures in goals scored for the first time in his career; including a goal in the club's 2–0 away win against Napoli on 22 February 1998, Totti scored 13 goals in Serie A in total, and contributed to Roma's fourth-placed league finish that year.




  • Afghanistan
    Monday Feb 23, 1998

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders

    Afghanistan
    Monday Feb 23, 1998

    On February 23, 1998, al-Zawahiri issued a joint fatwa with Osama bin Laden under the title "World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders". Zawahiri, not bin Laden, is thought to have been the actual author of the fatwa.




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