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Boeing 777-35EER, EVA Air, Flight 015, B-16726: Incident occurred December 16, 2016 in Mt. Wilson, California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this incident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: OPS17IA010
Incident occurred Friday, December 16, 2016 in Mt. Wilson, CA
Aircraft: BOEING 777, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On December 16, 2016, about 0125 pacific standard time (PST), Eva Air flight 015, a Boeing 777-300, registration B-16726, conducted flight below minimum vectoring altitude near Mt. Wilson, CA while receiving vectors from Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control after departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Los Angeles, California. 

The airplane was not damaged and there were no reported injuries to the passengers or crew. 

The flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 129 as a regularly scheduled flight from LAX to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), Taipei, Taiwan. 

Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed.

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