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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Fecha:martes 24 noviembre 1992
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3Y0
Operador:China Southern Airlines
Registración: B-2523
Numéro de série: 24913/2052
Año de Construcción: 1991-05-10 (1 year 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:4165
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 131 / Ocupantes: 131
Total:Fatalidades: 141 / Ocupantes: 141
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:20 km (12.5 milles) S of Guilin Airport (KWL) (   China)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guilin-Qifengling Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
Número de Vuelo:CZ3943
China Southern flight 3943 departed Guangzhou at 07:17 hours on a domestic flight to Guilin, China. The descent towards Guilin was carried out with autothrottle engaged. During the visual approach to runway 36, at an altitude of about 7000 feet, the captain attempted to level off the plane by raising the nose of the airplane. The autothrottle responded by advancing the throttles. The no. 2 power lever however remained at idle. The crew apparently did not notice this. With the no. 2 engine at idle, the autothrottle further advanced the no. 1 power lever in order to obtain the correct airspeed. The asymmetrical power condition was not corrected and the airplane rolled to the right. Control was lost and the airplane impacted terrain near Liutang.

» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero (p. 217)
» Flight International 2-8 December 1992 (p.5)
» ICAO Summary 4/94 (#37)


photo of Boeing-737-3Y0-B-2523
accident date: 24-11-1992
type: Boeing 737-3Y0
registration: B-2523

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 Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport to Guilin-Qifengling Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 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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