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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Date:Tuesday 16 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2T4
Registration: B-2514
C/n / msn: 23445/1155
First flight: 1985-09-18 (1 year 9 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Fuzhou Yixu Airport (FOC) (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:Fuzhou Yixu Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
Collision with a Chinese Air Force J-6 fighter. The Boeing landed safely, but the J-6 crashed.

» Aviation Letter 250
» Aviation News 10-23 July 1987


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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 Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Fuzhou Yixu Airport as the crow flies is 657 km (410 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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