Wuhan Airlines

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Wuhan Airlines
WuhanAirlinesLogo.jpg
IATA
WU
ICAO
CWU
Callsign
Wuhan Air
Ceased operations 2003 (merged into China Eastern Airlines)
Headquarters Wuhan, People's Republic of China

Wuhan Airlines (S: 武汉航空, T: 武漢航空, P: Wǔhàn Hángkōng) was an airline based in Wuhan of the People's Republic of China.[1] In 2003, it merged into China Eastern Airlines.[2]

Historical Fleet[edit]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

The airline had the misfortune of being one of the few airlines involved in thunderstorm related fatality. On June 22, 2000, a Wuhan Airlines flight from Enshi to Wuhan was forced to circle for 30 minutes due to thunderstorms. The aircraft eventually crashed on the banks of Han River in the District of Hanyang,[3] all on-board perished (there were varying accounts of number of crews and passengers). In addition, the crash also killed 7 people on the ground (See Wuhan Airlines Flight 343).[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 31 March-6 April 1999. p. 107. "230-1 Hangkong Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430030, China"
  2. ^ Information about Wuhan Airlines at the Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ 祸从天降:汉江边4人被武汉坠毁飞机扫入江中 (in Chinese). Sina. 2000-06-22. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  4. ^ Geoghegan, Tom (2005-04-28). "How planes survive lightning". BBC News Magazine (BBC News). Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  5. ^ "Fatal Events Since 1970 for Airlines of the People's Republic of China". AirSafe.com. 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  6. ^ Accident Report

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