Incidents and Accidents
- On 15 February 1969, Douglas C-47B B-241 was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan.
- On 24 February 1969, Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 104, a Handley Page Dart Herald, crashed near Tainan City. All 36 passengers and crew on board were killed.
- On 24 April 1969, Douglas C-47A B-251 was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident at Phanitet Airport, Vietnam. All 31 passengers and crew survived.
- On 20 February 1970, Douglas DC-3 B-243 crashed into a mountain shortly after take-off from Taipei Songshan Airport. The aircraft was operating a cargo flight, both crew were killed.
- On 7 October 1974, a Vickers Viscount was the subject of an attempted hijacking. The hijacker was overpowered and the aircraft landed at its intended destination of Taipei Songshan Airport.
- On 31 July 1975, Vickers Viscount B-2029 of Far Eastern Air Transport crashed at Taipei Songshan Airport killing 27 of the 75 people on board.
- On 16 April 1977, Douglas C-47A B-247 was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident at Tainan Airport.
- On 26 August 1980, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines Vickers Viscount PK-IVS suffered an in-flight failure of the starboard elevator and crashed 26 kilometres (16 mi) north east of Jakarta, Indonesia killing all 37 people on board. The Viscount was leased from FAT
- On 22 August 1981, Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103, a Boeing 737, broke up in flight. Severe corrosion in the fuselage structure led to an explosive decompression and breakup at high altitude. All 110 on board were killed.
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