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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Dienstag 7 Mai 2002
Zeit:21:32
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-2138
Werknummer: 49522/1702
Baujahr: 1990
Betriebsstunden:26000
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:16000
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 103 / Insassen: 103
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 112 / Insassen: 112
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:20 km (12.5 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Dalian (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Dalian Airport (DLC/ZYTL), Volksrepublik China
Flugnummer:6163
Unfallbericht:
China Northern Airlines Flight 6163 departed Beijing, China, at 20:37, for a planned one hour and three minutes flight to Dalian.
As the aircraft was descending towards Dalian, the flight crew reported a fire on board. Contact was lost at 21:32 hours.
The aircraft impacted the sea, 20 km off Dalian. All 112 occupants were killed in the accident.
The cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the sea on May 14, followed by the flight data recorder on May 18, 2002.
This MD-82 was built in China under licence from McDonnell Douglas by Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corporation (SAIC).

Probable Cause:

Authorities blamed the crash on a fire set by a passenger who bought seven insurance policies before boarding the flight, insuring his life for $170,000. He had brought one or more water bottles filled with gasoline on board and ignited the gasoline on board the aircraft.

Informationsquelle:
» AP
» Xinhua


Fotos

photo of MD-82-B-2138
accident date: 07-05-2002
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-82
registration: B-2138
photo of MD-82-B-2138
accident date: 07-05-2002
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-82
registration: B-2138
 

Map
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 Dalian Airport as the crow flies is 440 km (275 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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