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Accident description
Last updated: 24 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 14 September 1983
Type:Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
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 Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
A military Harbin H-5 bomber (licence-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.

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Distance from Guilin Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 1750 km (1094 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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