Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 28 November 2009
Time:08:14
Type:McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Operator:Avient Aviation
Registration: Z-BAV
C/n / msn: 48408/457
First flight: 1990
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney PW4460
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG) (   China) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD), China
Destination airport:Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kyrgyzstan
Flightnumber: 324
Narrative:
A McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cargo plane, operated by Avient Aviation, was destroyed when crashed and burned on takeoff from Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG), China. Three crew members were fatally injured and four survived the accident. Press reports indicate that the tail struck the runway before the airplane crashed past the runway end. Runway 17R/35L was briefly closed after the accident.
Weather reported about the time of the accident (00:14 UTC / 08:14 local) was reported as:
ZSPD 280000Z 36007MPS 9999 SCT020 12/07 Q1027 NOSIG= [Weather at 00:00 UTC; Wind 360 degrees at 13 knots; scattered clouds at 2000 feet; Temperature 12 degrees C, dew point 7 degrees C; QNH 1027 mb]


Sources:
» Xinhua
» NTSB
» CAAC


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photo of McDonnell Douglas MD-11F PR-LGD
PR-LGD was returned to Pegasus Aviation in 2009 and in turn moved to Avient as Z-BAV
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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
25 JAN 1991 HL7372 Korean Air Lines delivered
27 JUN 1995 HL7372 Korean Air Lines converted to MD-11F (cargo)
09 JAN 2002 HL7372 Korean Air Lines tipped on its tail at Sydney Airport (SYD) while being unloaded at cargo stand
29 DEC 2004 N988PG Pegasus Aviation Inc returned to lessor
18 MAR 2005 PR-LGD Varig Log
APR 2008 PR-LGD Varig Log stored at Miami (MIA)
01 JUL 2009 N408SH Pegasus Aviation Inc registered
20 NOV 2009 Z-BAV Avient Aviation delivered from Miami

Map
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 Shanghai-Pudong International Airport to Bishkek-Manas International Airport as the crow flies is 4311 km (2694 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.
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