Date: February 16, 1998
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Aircraft: Airbus A300-622R
Reg: B-1814
Airline: China Airlines (Taiwan)
Flight No: 578
Fatalities: 196 : 196 : 7

The aircraft was attempting to land at Taipei's international airport in rain and fog when the crew requested a go-around. The plane crashed into a residential neighborhood, ripping the roofs off several structures, skidding into a rice paddy and bursting in flames. DFDR data showed complete autopilot disengagement just after landing clearance. This was followed by an attempted manually flown go-around with falling airspeed and a pitch-up of 40 degrees followed by a gain of 1,000 feet in altitude, total stall and a dive resulting in impact with the ground. Pilot error.