XiamenAir 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. XiamenAir, formerly known as Xiamen Airlines, began operations in 1984.
- 2 October 1990; Xiamen Airlines 737-200; B2510; flight 8301; Guangzhou, China:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Xiamen to Guangzhou, China, when it was hijacked shortly after takeoff.
The captain was attempting to make an emergency landing at Guangzhou, and there was a struggle in the cockpit of the Xiamen aircraft during the latter part of the approach, which caused the aircraft to depart the runway and hit a China Southwest 707 prior to hitting the China Southern 757.
On the China Southern 757, all 12 crew members survived, but 46 of the 110 passengers were killed. On the Xiamen 737, seven of the nine crew members, as well as 74 of the 93 passengers, were killed in the crash. The hijacker was killed in the crash. No one on the China Southwest 707 was killed.
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