Avient Aviation Flight 324
An Avient Aviation McDonnell Douglas MD-11 similar to the one involved in the crash
|Date||28 November 2009|
|Site||Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas MD-11F|
|Flight origin||Shanghai Pudong International Airport|
|Destination||Bishkek-Manas International Airport|
On 28 November 2009, Avient Aviation McDonnell Douglas MD-11F, registration Z-BAV (c/n 48408), on flight 324 from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Bishkek-Manas International Airport, Kyrgyzstan crashed during its take off roll with the loss of 3 lives. As the aircraft rotated for departure, the tail struck the ground before overshooting the runway and crashing. The plane was written-off. Avient took delivery of Z-BAV on 20 November 2009, 8 days before the crash.
Crew members were from the United States (4), Indonesia (1), Belgium (1) and Zimbabwe (1).
The aircraft was acquired from San Francisco-based Pegasus Aviation, an aircraft lessor. Delivered in 1990, this MD-11 was the first owned by Pegasus to be leased to Korean Airlines as a passenger airliner and then converted to a freighter in 1995, with the registration HL7372. The plane was returned to Pegasus in 2004. From 2005 to 2009 it was leased to Varig Logística of Brazil. It was the sistership of HL7373, the MD-11F which crashed in Xinzhuang, Shanghai when operating Korean Air Cargo Flight 6316 in 1999.
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