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China Northern's MD-82 taking off in Beijing.
China Northern Airlines ( simplified Chinese: 中国北方航空; traditional Chinese: 中國北方航空; pinyin: Zhōngguó Běifāng Hángkōng), was an airline headquartered on the grounds of Dongta Airport, Dadong District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China. [1 ]
Besides Shenyang, it also had three hubs at
Harbin, Changchun and Sanya.
It was one of six major airline corporations that were formed as a result of the breakup of
CAAC's airline operations. It initially operated a fleet of Airbus A300, McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, MD-90 and, later, Airbus A321 aircraft. It operated predominantly domestic destinations and also to North Korea, South Korea and Japan.
History [ edit ]
China Northern Airlines was established in 1990 to act as a successor to Swan Airlines. It later merged into
China Southern Airlines in 2003.
Accidents [ edit ]
On November 13, 1993,
China Northern Flight 6901 from Beijing to Urumqi, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 (Reg. B-2141) airliner, crashed on approach to Urumqi airport, killing 12 of 102 on board. Pilot error was blamed for the crash. On April 17, 2002, China Northern Flight 6621 from
Dalian to Shenyang, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 airliner, nine minutes after takeoff, a man attempted to hijack the domestic flight. In-flight security personnel and passengers managed to overpower the man immediately. At 17:58 local time, the flight landed safely at Shenyang. [2 ] On May 7, 2002,
China Northern Flight 6136 from Beijing to Dalian, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 (Reg. B-2138) airliner, crashed into the Yellow Sea about 6 miles (9.7 km) off the Dalian coast, killing all 112 on board. It was later determined that a passenger who wanted to commit suicide started a fire on board the aircraft. [3 ] [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 19–25, 2002. 48. "Dong Ta Airport, 3-1 Xiaoheyan Road, Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning, 110043, China"
^ ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Shenyang Airport (SHE), Aviation Safety Network
^ Accident Database, AirDisaster.Com
^ ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 B-2138 Dalian, Aviation Safety Network
External links [ edit ]