Air China Flight 129
|Date||April 15, 2002|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain due to pilot error and ATC error|
|Site||Mount Dotdae, Busan, South Korea |
Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 128°55′41″E / 35.2327°N 128.9280°E
|Aircraft type||Boeing 767-2J6ER|
|Flight origin||Beijing International Airport, Beijing, China|
|Destination||Gimhae International Airport, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea|
Air China flight 129 is an international scheduled flight from Beijing to Busan. On April 15, 2002, the Boeing 767-2J6ER flying the route crashed into a mountain while trying to land at Busan-Gimhae International Airport. Of the 166 people on the aircraft, 129 were killed. Investigators determined that pilot error was the cause of the crash.
This was the first time an Air China crash killed people. It was also the worst plane crash in South Korea.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 767-2J6ER B-2552 Pusan-Kimhae Airport (PUS) Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine" Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
- ↑ "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > China > Air China Archived 2014-07-29 at the Wayback Machine" Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
- ↑ "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Geographical Regions > South Korea Air Safety Profile." Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.