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Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:dinsdag 7 mei 2002
Tijd:21:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:China Northern Airlines
Registratie: B-2138
Constructienummer: 49522/1702
Bouwjaar: 1990
Aantal vlieguren:26000
Aantal vluchten:16000
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 103 / inzittenden: 103
Totaal:slachtoffers: 112 / inzittenden: 112
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:20 km (12.5 mijl) E van Dalian (   China)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dalian Airport (DLC/ZYTL), China
Vluchtnummer:6163
Beschrijving:
China Northern Airlines Flight 6163 departed Beijing, China, at 20:37, for a planned one hour and three minutes flight to Dalian.
As the aircraft was descending towards Dalian, the flight crew reported a fire on board. Contact was lost at 21:32 hours.
The aircraft impacted the sea, 20 km off Dalian. All 112 occupants were killed in the accident.
The cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the sea on May 14, followed by the flight data recorder on May 18, 2002.
This MD-82 was built in China under licence from McDonnell Douglas by Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corporation (SAIC).

Probable Cause:

Authorities blamed the crash on a fire set by a passenger who bought seven insurance policies before boarding the flight, insuring his life for $170,000. He had brought one or more water bottles filled with gasoline on board and ignited the gasoline on board the aircraft.

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» Xinhua


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Beijing-Capital Airport en Dalian Airport bedraagt 440 km (275 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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