Taiwan English News
Date: November 2, 2019
By: Phillip Charlier
At 1:35pm, flight CI028 from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to Palau was preparing to take off when the pilot of an Asiana Airlines plane spotted a man running out of the grass and mounting the landing gear of the plane.
The Asiana Airlines pilot immediately informed the control tower. The China Airlines pilot aborted the flight, and aviation police rushed to the scene.
When police officers arrived, the man was nowhere to be seen. The China Airlines pilot was ordered to turn off the plane’s engines, and after the engines powered down, a man dropped from the landing gear compartment and ran across the tarmac. [FULL STORY]