Narrative:Flight 1533 departed Seoul at 10:55 for a flight to Pohang. Weather at Pohang was poor: poor visibility and gusty 25 knots wind. The first attempt to land, at 11:40, failed. After the seconds approach the plane touched down, but overran the runway. The MD-83 skidded through 10 antennas, a barbed wire fence and came to rest against an embankment, broken in two.
|Date:||15 MAR 1999|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas MD-83|
|C/n / msn:|| 53485/2128|
|First flight:|| 1996|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 150|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 156 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pohang Airport (KPO) (South Korea)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea|
|Destination airport:||Pohang Airport (KPO/RKTH), South Korea|
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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 Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport to Pohang Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.