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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17000
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:30-MAR-2008
Time:13:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343X
Owner/operator:Dragonair
Registration: B-HWH
C/n / msn: 692
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 291
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Over Beijing -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:ZBAA
Destination airport:VHHH
Narrative:
According to the person who wrote the news article (she was on board), the Dragonair's flight KA991 scheduled to depart ZBAA at 13:15 LT for VHHH. There were 291 passengers on board, number of crew unknown. A few "Bang" noises were heard from engine number 1, 20 minutes after take off when FA were giving out drinks. Soon after the "bang", white smoke started to fill the cabin and oxygen masks were released. A few minutes later the pilot made an announcement saying that the number 1 engine of the plane was not working and they would return to ZBAA using only engine number 2. Plane landed safely and no one was injured.

Sources:

http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cgi-bin/nsrch.cgi?seq=728719
Oriental Daily, Hong Kong
The Sun, Hong Kong


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Mar-2008 12:07 G-VXXL Added
31-Mar-2008 21:02 G-VXXL Updated

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