Narrative:Asiana Flight 733 departed Seoul (SEL) at 14:37 for a flight to Mokpo (MPK). Weather was reported clear, but worsened fast to below minimums, with strong winds and heavy rain. After two missed approaches the pilot tried a third approach for runway 06.
|Date:||Monday 26 July 1993|
|C/n / msn:|| 24805/1878|
|First flight:|| 1990-06-14 (3 years 1 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||7301|
|Engines:|| 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 110|
|Total:||Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 116 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||7 km (4.4 mls) from Mokpo Airport (MPK) ( South Korea)
|Crash site elevation:|| 244 m (801 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea|
|Destination airport:||Mokpo Airport (MPK/RKJM), South Korea|
The aircraft struck a ridge of the Mount Ungeo (1050 feet high) at 800 feet altitude. Mokpo Airport was only equipped with VOR/DME.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 02.08.1993 (40)
» ICAO Summary 5/93 (#10)
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 Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport to Mokpo Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (195 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.