NTSB Identification: DCA10WA036
Accident occurred Thursday, March 04, 2010 in Taipai, Taiwan
Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 4, 2010, China Airline flight 5233, a Boeing 747-400, registration B-18723 and operating as a cargo flight, experienced a tail strike during takeoff from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane continued to its intended destination of Taoyuan International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taipei, Taiwan. There were no injuries to the crew, and the airplane received substantial damage.

The investigation is being conducted by the Taiwan Aviation Safety Council. The NTSB has assigned an Accredited Representative to assist the investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the Country of Manufacture and Design of the airplane.

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