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Last updated: 25 August 2019
Date:Tuesday 28 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:Beijing Capital Airlines
Registration: B-6952
C/n / msn: 5331
First flight: 2012-09-24 (5 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 157
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Macau Airport (MFM) (   Macau)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Macau Airport (MFM/VMMC), Macau
Capital Airlines flight 5759, an Airbus A320-214, diverted to Shenzhen Airport (SZX), China, after sustaining damage in an apparent hard landing at Macau Airport.
The aircraft departed Beijing Airport at 00:17 UTC (08:17 LT), bound for Macau. Initial reports indicate that the nose wheel bogey broke away during an attempted landing at Macau Airport at 03:15 UTC (11:15 LT). The aircraft performed a go around and entered a holding pattern before the crew decided to divert to Shenzhen Airport, where the aircraft landed at 03:58 UTC.

Runway mishap

METAR Weather report:
UTC / local time:
VMMC 280330Z 22017KT 170V240 7000 -SHRA FEW009 FEW012CB SCT025 27/25 Q1002 TEMPO 20020G30KT 2500 TSRA

UTC / local time:
VMMC 280300Z 20004KT 160V290 9999 FEW012 SCT030 29/26 Q1002 TEMPO VRB15G25KT 2500 TSRA FEW010CB SCT020

UTC / local time:
VMMC 280230Z 18006KT 150V220 9999 FEW012 SCT030 29/26 Q1002 TEMPO 4000 SHRA FEW010CB SCT020


photo of Airbus-A320-214-	B-6952

Video, social media

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 Airport to Macau Airport as the crow flies is 2000 km (1250 miles).

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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