Descripción: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.
|Fecha:||lunes 6 junio 1994|
|Operador:||China Northwest Airlines|
|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|
The aircraft broke-up in flight and crashed eight minutes after takeoff.
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
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).
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.