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Last updated: 11 December 2018
Datum:Montag 6 Juni 1994
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154M
Fluggesellschaft:China Northwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-2610
Werknummer: 86A-740
Baujahr: 1986
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:6651
Triebwerk: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 146 / Insassen: 146
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 160 / Insassen: 160
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:29 km (18.1 Meilen) SE of Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY/ZLXY), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), Volksrepublik China
A Tupolev 154M operated by China Northwest Airlines as flight 2303 from Xian (XIY) to Guangzhou (CAN) was destroyed in an accident shortly after takeoff. All 146 passengers and 14 crew members were killed.
The aircraft broke-up in flight and crashed eight minutes after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Auto-pilot induced oscillations caused the aircraft to shake violently. It appeared that the autopilot yaw-channel had been connected to the bank control and the bank-channel to the yaw controls. This was done the previous evening 'in the field' rather than in a workshop.

» Air Safety Week 25 July 1994 (p. 4)
» Flight International 20-26 July 1994


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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 Xian-Xianyang International Airport to Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport as the crow flies is 1318 km (824 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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