China Airlines 747F veers off runway at Taipei Taoyuan

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Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) is investigating an incident where a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 Freighter veered off the runway during its landing roll at Taoyuan International Airport.

The aircraft, registered B-18721, was performing flight 6414 from Abu Dhabi to Taipei. The incident happened on 31 March at around 20:04 local time.

Upon landing at Taoyuan airport, the aircraft's right wing landing gear veered off runway 23R and rolled for about 173.7m (570ft) before it returned to the runway, says the ASC.

Five runway edge lights, one taxiway light and the 747’s right wing landing gear were damaged in the process. No one on board suffered injuries.

ASC says it has since interviewed the flight crew, and also retrieved the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder to aid in the investigation.

Flightglobal's data shows that the 747 has been in service since 2005 and is owned by the Taiwanese flag carrier.