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Accident description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Friday 23 July 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B463 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-146-300
Operator:China Northwest Airlines
Registration: B-2716
C/n / msn: E.3215
First flight: 1992-12-05 (8 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1H
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 108
Total:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 113
Airplane damage: 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
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.

» Air International September 1993, p.127
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 2.8.93
» Scramble 170
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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.
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