Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133
A Malaysia Airlines Fokker 50 similar to the one which crashed.
|Date||15 September 1995|
Tawau Airport, Malaysia |
|Aircraft type||Fokker 50|
|Flight origin||Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Malaysia|
|Destination||Tawau Airport, Malaysia|
Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133 (MH2133/MAS2133) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau which crashed due to pilot error on 15 September 1995, taking the lives of 32 of the 49 passengers and 2 of the 4 crew on board. The plane crashed during approach after a failed go-around. This was the first hull loss of a Fokker 50.
The aircraft involved was a Fokker 50 manufactured in 1990 with the tail number 9M-MGH. There were 49 passengers, two pilots, and two cabin crew aboard the aircraft. The scheduled flight time was one hour.
At 12:22 local time, while the aircraft was approaching runway 17 at Tawau Airport, it landed 500 metres outside the runway and crashed into a shantytown on the fringes of the airport. There were 34 fatalities and 19 survivors.
- Accident description for 9M-MGH at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 7 March 2014.
- "Experts Begin Probe into Malaysian Plane Crash". Associated Press. 16 September 1995. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Plane Overshoots Runway, Crashes, Killing 34 People". 16 September 1995. Retrieved 8 March 2014.