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Last updated: 23 March 2019
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Date:Tuesday 26 October 1993
Time:13:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operator:China Eastern Airlines
Registration: B-2103
C/n / msn: 49355/1224
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 71
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 80
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fuzhou Yixu Airport (FOC) (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport (SZX/ZGSZ), China
Destination airport:Fuzhou Yixu Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
Flightnumber:MU5398
Narrative:
China Eastern Airlines flight 5398, an MD-82, took off from Shenzhen at 11:50 hours on a domestic flight to Fuzhou Yixu Airport.
The aircraft was cleared to carry out an IGS/DME (Instrument Guidance System) approach to runway 08.
At a distance of 2 km from the runway, the aircraft was high and 350 m to the right of the extended centreline. The pilot attempted to correct this, but it became impossible to land. At an altitude of 20 m go-around thrust was added and the flaps were retracted. The aircraft continued to sink, whereupon the pilot decided to make forced landing. He pulled back the throttles and landed the plane 1983 m past the beginning of the runway. The aircraft overshot the runway and broke in three, coming to rest in a pond 385 m from the runway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 8 November 1993 (p. 4-5)
» KLM Flight Safety Bulletin Oct. 1994
» safehoo.com


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Distance from Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport to Fuzhou Yixu Airport as the crow flies is 667 km (417 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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