China Northwest Airlines Flight 2119

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China Northwest Airlines Flight 2119
China Northwest BAe 146-300 JetPix.jpg
A China Northwest BAe 146-300 similar to the one involved
Date July 23, 1993
Summary Crashed after aborted takeoff due to mechanical failure
Site Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
Aircraft type BAe 146-300
Operator China Northwest Airlines
Registration B-2716
Flight origin Yinchuan Airport
Destination Beijing Capital International Airport
Passengers 108
Crew 5
Fatalities 55
Survivors 58

China Northwest Airlines Flight 2119 (WH2119) was a flight from Yinchuan Xihuayuan Airport, Ningxia to Beijing Capital International Airport, People's Republic of China. On July 23, 1993, the aircraft crashed into a lake after it was unable to get airborne while attempting to take off at Yinchuan Airport, killing 54 passengers and 1 crew member on board.


Just before rotation on takeoff, the right-side flap actuator failed, causing the flaps to retract. Unable to get the aircraft into the air, the crew had no other option but to abort the takeoff. The aircraft overran the runway and crashed into a lake.

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