639 peices of wreckage (deepened the mystery of the crash) are recovered from the sea, when they get the 640 peice, they get their answer. In 2002, a China Airlines Boeing 747 disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait just 20 minutes after taking off, killing all 225 people on board. The investigation revealed that a tailstrike some 22 years earlier sealed the fate of the aircraft
investigators find now clues in the wreckage, only the plane's black box the tape raises perplexing questeion how have the failure of one single instrument cause the crash of one of the worls's most sophisticated airliners? Birgenair Flight 301 February 6, 1996 Boeing 757-200 Pitot tube blocked by mud dauber wasp, FMC error, autopilot error and pilot error Birgenair Flight 301 is scheduled to fly from Puerto Plata to Frankfurt. On takeoff, the captain finds that his air speed indicator (ASI) is not reading properly, though the co-pilot's ASI is showing the correct speed. Both pilots become confused and believe that both ASIs are malfunctioning. They lose control of the aircraft and it crashes in the Caribbean Sea. All 13 crew members and 176 passengers die.