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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 8 May 1997
Time:21:28
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: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (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
Flightnumber:3456
Narrative:
China Southern Airlines flight 3456 was destroyed in a landing accident at Shenzhen Airport, China. Thirty-five of the 74 occupants sustained fatal injuries.
During final approach, the aircraft encountered clouds. The pilot could not see the surface to accurately judge height. The aircraft touched down hard, first on the nose landing gear, then on the main gear and bounced three times. The pilot then executed a go-around. During the second landing, due to damage from the first landing, the crew could not control the attitude and the aircraft touched down at high speed and could not be brought to stop on the runway. It ran off the runway, broke up in three pieces and caught fire.

Classification:


Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flight International 21-27.05.1997 (12)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#17)


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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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