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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2016
Date:Saturday 25 November 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7285
C/n / msn: 11221
First flight: 1985-01-22 (4 years 10 months)
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 takeoff. Directional control was lost and the pilot aborted the takeoff. The aircraft overran the runway and caught fire.


Runway excursion

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


photo of Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000 N281MP
N281MP was exported to Korean Air as HL7285 in September 1987.
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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 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 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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