Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133
Malaysia Fokker 50 Kuching MGK.jpg
A Malaysia Airlines Fokker 50 similar to the one which crashed.
Date 15 September 1995
Summary Pilot error
Site Tawau Airport, Malaysia
4°18′0″N 118°6′0″E / 4.30000°N 118.10000°E / 4.30000; 118.10000Coordinates: 4°18′0″N 118°6′0″E / 4.30000°N 118.10000°E / 4.30000; 118.10000
Aircraft type Fokker 50
Operator Malaysia Airlines
Registration 9M-MGH
Flight origin Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Malaysia
Destination Tawau Airport, Malaysia
Passengers 49
Crew 4
Fatalities 34
Survivors 19

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.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3] There were 34 fatalities and 19 survivors.[2]

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  1. ^ Accident description for 9M-MGH at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 7 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Experts Begin Probe into Malaysian Plane Crash". Associated Press. 16 September 1995. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Plane Overshoots Runway, Crashes, Killing 34 People". 16 September 1995. Retrieved 8 March 2014.