Air China Flight 129

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Air China Flight 129
Boeing 767-2J6-ER, Air China AN0669948.jpg
The aircraft involved in the accident in 1997
Accident
DateApril 15, 2002 (2002-04-15)
SummaryControlled flight into terrain due to pilot error and ATC error
SiteMount Dotdae, Busan, South Korea
Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 128°55′41″E / 35.2327°N 128.9280°E / 35.2327; 128.9280
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBoeing 767-2J6ER
OperatorAir China
RegistrationB-2552
Flight originBeijing International Airport, Beijing, China
DestinationGimhae International Airport, Busan, South Korea
Passengers155
Crew11
Fatalities129
Injuries37
Survivors37
Seat map

Air China flight 129 is an international scheduled flight from Beijing to Pusan. 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.[1]

This was the first time an Air China crash killed people.[2] It was also the worst plane crash in South Korea.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 767-2J6ER B-2552 Pusan-Kimhae Airport (PUS)" Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > China > Air China" Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Geographical Regions > South Korea Air Safety Profile." Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved April 15, 2014.