China Northern plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. The airline began service in 1990, and was merged with China Southern Airlines in 2003.

  1. 13 November 1993; B2141; flight 6901; China Northern MD82; Urumqui, China: The aircraft crashed about 2 km short during an approach in dense fog. The probable cause was an autopilot disconnecting during the approach, and the engaging in a different mode. Eight of the 92 passengers and four of the 10 crew members were killed.
    MD80 plane crashes

  2. 7 May 2002; China Northern MD82; B2138; flight 6163; near Dalian, China: This was a scheduled domestic flight from Beijing to Dalian, China. The aircraft crashed about 20 km (12.5 mi) off the coast of Dalian after the crew reported a fire in the cabin. Investigating authorities claimed that the fire was deliberately started by one of the passengers. All nine crew members and 103 passengers were killed.
    MD80 plane crashes

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China Northern plane crashes -- Revised: 16 July 2015