On December 7, 1992, about IO36 Coordhated Universal Time, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, Taiwan registration B-150, China Airlines, flight CI-012, encountered moderate turbulence at flight level 330. The airplane subsequently departed controlled flight and sustained damage to the left and right outboard elevator skin assemblies, portions of which separated from the airplane.
The airplane was operating under the provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 129, as a scheduled passenger flight from Taipei, Taiwan, to Anchorage, Alaska. There were 246 passengers, 3 flightcrew members, 2 additional crewmembers, artd 14 cabincrew members on board, none of whom reported any injuries. The airplane continued on and landed uneventfully at Anchorage, Alaska.