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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Datum:Samstag 13 November 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Fluggesellschaft:China Northern Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-2141
Werknummer: 49849/1772
Baujahr: 1991
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 92
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 102
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Urumqi Airport (URC) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Urumqi Airport (URC/ZWWW), Volksrepublik China
Undershot runway 25 and struck wall with the rear fuselage 3 km short. The MD-82 then struck power lines and crashed into a field
PROBABLE CAUSE: Autopilot disconnected during the approach and re-engaged with the vertical speed mode at ca. 800 feet/min.

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 02.09.96 (143-144)
» KLM Flight Safety Bulletin Oct. 1994
» Scramble 176
» International Herald Tribune 16.11.1993 (p.2)


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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 Beijing-Capital International Airport to Urumqi Airport as the crow flies is 2413 km (1508 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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