CAAC Flight 2311
|Date||24 December 1982|
|Summary||Destroyed by fire on landing|
|Site||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former), China
|Aircraft type||Ilyushin Il-18B|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)|
|Flight origin||Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW/ZLLL)|
|1st stopover||Xi'an Xiguan Airport (SIA/ZLSN)|
|Last stopover||Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA)|
|Destination||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former) (CAN/ZGGG)|
CAAC Flight 2311 was a scheduled passenger flight from Changsha Huanghua International Airport to the former Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. On 24 December 1982 it was flown by an Ilyushin Il-18B (registered in China as B-202), when after landing at Baiyun Airport a cabin fire produced toxic smoke whereupon the crew stopped the aircraft on the runway and evacuated the passengers. The fast-developing fire killed 25 passengers and seriously injured 22 passengers and four crew members. The fire, which was started by a passenger's cigarette, destroyed the aircraft.
The aircraft B-202 was an Ilyushin Il-18B four-engined turboprop built in the Soviet Union in 1959.
- Civil Aviation Authority 1974, p. 23/82
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