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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Friday 18 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Registration: B-434
C/n / msn: 27308110
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jinan Airport (TNA) (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nanking Airport (NKG/ZSNJ), China
Destination airport:Jinan Airport (TNA/ZSTN), China
The An-24 stalled and crashed while performing a missed approach in drizzle and fog.
CAAC Flight 5109 originated in Shanghai and was bound for Beijing with intermediate stops at Nanking and Jinan.

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Distance from Nanking Airport to Jinan Airport as the crow flies is 585 km (365 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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