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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 14 September 1983
Time:09:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
Operator:CAAC
Registration: B-264
C/n / msn: 2169
First flight: 1975
Engines: 3 Rolls-Royce Spey 512
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 100
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 106
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guilin Airport (KWL) (   China)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guilin-Qifengling Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Narrative:
A military Harbin H-5 bomber (license-built Ilyushin 28) crashed into the starboard side of the Trident when it was taxiing onto the runway.
A large hole was torn in the forward right side of the fuselage.

Sources:
» Flight International 01 October 1983 (873)
» Chinese aviation accidents centennial


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Distance from Guilin-Qifengling Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 1744 km (1090 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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