Major Airline Accidents Worldwide in 1998: All in Asia
March 19: Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 727-200 crashes into a mountain near Charasyab, Afghanistan. All 45 aboard killed.
March 18: Formosa Airlines Saab 340B crashes into the sea off Taiwan in bad weather. All 13 aboard killed.
Feb. 28: Cebu Pacific Air DC 9-32 crashes into Mt. Sumagaya in the Philippines. All 104 aboard killed.
Feb. 16: China Airlines Airbus A300-600 crashes near Taipei, Taiwan. All 197 aboard killed.
Jan. 27: Myanma Airways F27 has engine fire near Thandwe, Burma, killing 14 of 45 aboard.
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