Narrative:A Boeing 757-21B passenger plane, registered B-2812, was destroyed when it was struck by a Boeing 737 on Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN), China.
The airplane was waiting for takeoff clearance for a domestic flight to Shanghai when a Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737, registered B-2510, was inbound for an emergency landing, The airplane was hijacked and the captain was forced to make a fuel low emergency landing at Guangzhou.
During landing or in the final phase of the approach a struggle took place in the cockpit. The Boeing 737 touched down hard and swung to the right. It clipped a parked China Southwest Airlines Boeing 707 (B-2402) plane, ripping open the cockpit. The 737 continued and struck the left wing and fuselage of the Boeing 757.
A total of 120 occupants of both aircraft were killed. Eight people later died in hospital. Among the fatalities, 82 victims came from B-2510 and 46 from B-2812.
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 8 October 1990 (31)
» FSF Flight Safety Digest December 1990 (p.13-14)
» Correlation of Trauma and Cause of Death to Accident Reconstruction: A Case of a Flight Accident Report / Jian-Xiong Min, M.D. and Min-Zhueng Jia, M.D. (Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 37, issue 2)
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 Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport to Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport as the crow flies is 1188 km (743 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.