Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shenzhen Airport (SZX) (   China) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport (SZX/ZGSZ), China
Flightnumber:3456
Narrative:
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.

Classification:

Runway excursion

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


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

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