Narrative:The BAe-146 didn't rotate at the VR speed. The pilot then raised the nose, causing the tail to drag along the runway 36. The aircraft still didn't get airborne and impacted earth banks, ending up in shallow water. Takeoff flaps were selected, but didn't extend. Runway length of Yinchuan (3600 feet airfield elevation) is 7200 feet.
|Date:||23 JUL 1993|
|Type:||British Aerospace BAe-146-300|
|Operator:||China Northwest Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| E.3215|
|First flight:|| 1992-12-05 (8 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Lycoming LF507-1H|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 108|
|Total:||Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 113 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Yinchuan Airport (INC) (China)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yinchuan Airport (INC/ZLIC), China|
|Destination airport:||Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China|
» Air International September 1993, p.127
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 2.8.93
» Scramble 170
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 Yinchuan Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 921 km (575 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.