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Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2015
Date:Thursday 22 March 1990
Type:Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
Operator:Air China
Registration: B-2208
C/n / msn: 2165
First flight: 1974
Engines: 3 Rolls-Royce Spey 512
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 102
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 107
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guilin Airport (KWL) (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), China
Destination airport:Guilin Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
The Trident approached high and touched down far down the runway at Guilin Airport (KWL), China. The aircraft overran the runway onto soft ground. The runway was very wet following heavy rainfall.

Runway excursion



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Distance from Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport to Guilin Airport as the crow flies is 1282 km (801 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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