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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Fecha:lunes 6 junio 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154M
Operador:China Northwest Airlines
Registración: B-2610
Numéro de série: 86A-740
Año de Construcción: 1986
Horas Totales de la Célula:12507
Motores: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 146 / Ocupantes: 146
Total:Fatalidades: 160 / Ocupantes: 160
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:29 km (18.1 milles) SE of Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY) (   China)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY/ZLXY), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Número de Vuelo:WH2303
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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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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