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Last updated: 18 February 2020
Datum:Freitag 23 Juli 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B463 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-146-300
Fluggesellschaft:China Northwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-2716
Werknummer: E3215
Baujahr: 1992-12-05 (8 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Lycoming LF507-1H
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 55 / Insassen: 108
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 56 / Insassen: 113
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Yinchuan Airport (INC) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Yinchuan Airport (INC/ZLIC), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Volksrepublik China
The BAe-146 didn't rotate at the VR speed. The pilot then raised the nose, causing the tail to drag along the runway 36. The aircraft still didn't get airborne and impacted earth banks, ending up in shallow water. Takeoff flaps were selected, but didn't extend. Runway length of Yinchuan (3600 feet airfield elevation) was 7200 feet.

» Air International September 1993, p.127
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 2.8.93
» Scramble 170
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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 Yinchuan Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 921 km (575 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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