Narrative:The Antonov's right hand engine suddenly lost power on takeoff. The airplane crashed into a river, 240 m from the runway.
|Date:||Tuesday 15 August 1989|
|Operator:||China Eastern Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 37309006|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 34|
|Total:||Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 40 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA) (China)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), China|
|Destination airport:||Nanchang Airport (KHN/ZSCN), China|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport to Nanchang Airport as the crow flies is 580 km (363 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.