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Last updated: 8 April 2020
Date:vendredi 15 septembre 1995
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Compagnie:Malaysia Airlines
Immatriculation: 9M-MGH
Numéro de série: 20174
Année de Fabrication: 1990
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 32 / à bord: 49
Total:victimes: 34 / à bord: 53
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Tawau Airport (TWU) (   Malaysie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI/WBKK), Malaysie
Aéroport de destination:Tawau Airport (TWU/WBKW), Malaysie
Numéro de vol:MH2133
Flight MH2133 (Kota Kinabalu - Tawau) approached runway 17 but touched down 500 m before the end of the 2200 m long runway. While attempting to carry out a go-around, the aircraft crashed into a shantytown. On March 20, 1995 a Cessna Caravan had also crashed into houses following a failed takeoff.

Probable Cause:

According to the investigation report, the accident was probably caused by the pilot's poor in-flight decision-making and failure to follow standard operating procedures. The report also pointed out the failure of the co-pilot to alert the captain of unsafe manoeuvres or take over control of the aircraft. Another contributing factor was the failure of the air traffic controller to provide positive air traffic services in controlled airspace.

» Air Safety Week 25.09.1995 (p. 1)
» Airnieuws 311 (p. 18)
» International Herald Tribune 17.09.1995
» Scramble 197(68)
» The Star, 22 May 1998

Opérations de secours
The following recommendations were issued following the accident:
1. Air services operators must stress to their pilots the importance of making correct and timely decisions and pilots must undergo regular flight checks and surveillances.
2. The operators and regulatory agencies must ensure that their pilots perform approved procedures as stipulated in their manuals for safety reasons.
3. CRM courses should be made mandatory instead of pilots merely being asked to attend safety awareness programmes.
4. Air traffic controllers must be provided with positive control in controlled air space especially in the climbing and descending separation limits.
5. High risk areas around aerodromes should not be developed into residential or places of high population density.
6. The Government must ensure that aviation regulatory agencies are provided with personnel with experience and knowledge to perform technical aviation surveillance on operators.


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kota Kinabalu Airport et Tawau Airport est de 290 km (182 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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