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Accident description
Last updated: 27 March 2015
Date:Saturday 25 November 1989
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7285
C/n / msn: 11221
First flight: 1985
Total airframe hrs:8751
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Seoul-Kimpo International Airport (SEL) (   South Korea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Destination airport:Ulsan Airport (USN/RKPU), South Korea
Wing icing caused the no. 1 engine to lose power on take-off. Directional control was lost and the pilot aborted the take-off. The aircraft overran the runway and caught fire.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#35)
» NRC Handelsblad 25.11.1989
» Willem Wendt


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N281MP was exported to Korean Air as HL7285 in September 1987.
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Distance from Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport to Ulsan Airport as the crow flies is 314 km (196 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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