Narrative:Flight 7552 took off from Nanjing (Nanking) and climbed to about 60 m when it lost control and crashed into a pond, 600 m past the runway and caught fire.
Loss of control
|Date:||Friday 31 July 1992|
|Operator:||China General Aviation Corp.|
|C/n / msn:|| 4520422116644|
|First flight:|| 1991|
|Engines:|| 3 Lotarev D-36|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 116|
|Total:||Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 126 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Nanking Airport (NKG) ( China)
|Crash site elevation:|| 15 m (49 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nanking Airport (NKG/ZSNJ), China|
|Destination airport:||Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China|
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Follow-up / safety actions
China General grounded its fleet of Yak-42 planes temporarily on August 6, 1992.
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 Nanking Airport to Xiamen Airport as the crow flies is 798 km (499 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.