China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303

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China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303
B-2610, the aircraft involved, in CAAC livery in 1988
Accident summary
Date June 6, 1994
Summary Mechanical failure due to improper maintenance
Place Near Xi'an, P.R. China
34°16′N 108°54′E / 34.267°N 108.900°E / 34.267; 108.900Coordinates: 34°16′N 108°54′E / 34.267°N 108.900°E / 34.267; 108.900
Passengers 146
Crew 14
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 160 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-154M
Airline/user China Northwest Airlines
Registration B-2610
Flew from Xianyang Airport (XIY/ZLXY), China
Flying to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former) (CAN/ZGGG), China

China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 was a flight from Xianyang Airport, in Xianyang to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former). The aircraft used was a Tupolev Tu-154M. On June 6, 1994 the aircraft crashed into a field due to mechanical flaw in Xi'an. All 160 people died in China's worst air disaster.

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
 China 114 14 128
 Italy 6 0 6
 Russia 5 0 5
 Hong Kong 3 0 3
 South Korea 3 0 3
 France 3 0 3
 Germany 2 0 2
 Indonesia 2 0 2
 United States 2 0 2
 Taiwan 1 0 1
 Philippines 1 0 1
 Singapore 1 0 1
 Malaysia 1 0 1
 Canada 1 0 1
 Japan 1 0 1
 United Kingdom 1 0 1
 Switzerland 1 0 1
 Vietnam 1 0 1
Total 146 14 160