ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Z-BAV Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Saturday 28 November 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Operator:Avient Aviation
Registration: Z-BAV
MSN: 48408/457
First flight: 1990
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney PW4460
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG) (   China)
Crash site elevation: 4 m (13 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD), China
Destination airport:Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kyrgyzstan
Flightnumber: 324
A McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cargo plane, operated by Avient Aviation, was destroyed when crashed and burned on takeoff from Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG), China. Three crew members were fatally injured and four survived the accident. Press reports indicate that the tail struck the runway before the airplane crashed past the runway end. Runway 17R/35L was briefly closed after the accident.

» Xinhua

METAR Weather report:
00:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
ZSPD 280000Z 36007MPS 9999 SCT020 12/07 Q1027 NOSIG=
Weather at 00:00 UTC; Wind 360 degrees at 13 knots; scattered clouds at 2000 feet; Temperature 12 degrees C, dew point 7 degrees C; QNH 1027 mb


photo of MD-11F-PR-LGD
accident date: 28-11-2009
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
registration: PR-LGD

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
25 JAN 1991 HL7372 Korean Air Lines delivered
27 JUN 1995 HL7372 Korean Air Lines converted to MD-11F (cargo)
09 JAN 2002 HL7372 Korean Air Lines tipped on its tail at Sydney Airport (SYD) while being unloaded at cargo stand
29 DEC 2004 N988PG Pegasus Aviation Inc returned to lessor
18 MAR 2005 PR-LGD Varig Log
APR 2008 PR-LGD Varig Log stored at Miami (MIA)
01 JUL 2009 N408SH Pegasus Aviation Inc registered
20 NOV 2009 Z-BAV Avient Aviation delivered from Miami

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 Shanghai-Pudong International Airport to Bishkek-Manas International Airport as the crow flies is 4311 km (2694 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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