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Last updated: 30 April 2017
Date:Thursday 8 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-31B
Operator:China Southern Airlines
Registration: B-2925
C/n / msn: 27288/2577
First flight: 1994-01-28 (3 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 74
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shenzhen Airport (SZX) (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport (SZX/ZGSZ), China
The aircraft approached in bad weather (thunderstorms, rainfall) and made a heavy landing, bouncing three times and pushing the nosegear up into the fuselage. The crew performed a go-around and tried to land 9 minutes later. The aircraft touched down at high speed, ran off the runway, broke up in three pieces and caught fire.


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Distance from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport to Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport as the crow flies is 1056 km (660 miles).

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