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Deadly plane crashes on Chinese mainland in past three decades

08-27-2010 08:24 BJT Special Report:Passenger plane crashes in Yichun, NE China |

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The crash of a passenger aircraft in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Tuesday ended an unbroken record of civil air safety stretching back almost six years.

The following are major air crashes on the Chinese mainland since 1980:

August 24, 2010: A ERJ-190 jet manufactured by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer crashes near the runway of Lindu airport, Yichun, Heilongjiang Province at 9:36 p.m., killing 42 people and injuring 54.

November 21, 2004: A Bombardier CRJ200 passenger jet crashes in Baotou City, northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, killing all 53 on board and two on the ground.

May 7, 2002: A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 operated by China Northern Airlines crashes off the coast of the northeastern Dalian City, killing all 112 aboard.

June 22, 2000: A Yun-7 passenger aircraft crashes on the outskirts of the central Wuhan City, killing 44 on board and seven on a ship.

February 24, 1999: All 61 people on board are killed when a China Southwest Airlines Tupolev-154-2622 jet crashes en route from Chengdu, capital of the southwestern Sichuan Province, to Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province.

May 8, 1997: A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-300 crashes on landing at an airport in the southern Shenzhen City, killing 35 of the 74 passegers and crew.

June 6, 1994: A China Northwest Airlines Tupolev-154 crashes in Mingdu Township in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, killing all 160 people on board.

July 23, 1993: A China Northwest Airlines BAe146 crashes into a pond while taking off from an airport in northwestern Yinchuan City, killing 55 people.

November 24, 1992: A total of 141 people are killed when a Boeing 737 passenger aircraft operated by China Southern Airlines crashes in mountains in Yangshuo County in southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

July 31, 1992: A China General Airlines passenger aircraft crashes off the runway when taking off in Nanjing, killing 107 people and injuring 19.

October 2, 1990: A hijacked Boeing 737 plane belonging to Xiamen Airlines collides with a China Southern Airlines B757 passenger jet at Baiyun Airport in the southern Guangzhou City, killing 82 on the Boeing 737 and 46 on the Boeing 757.

August 15, 1989: A China Eastern Airlines An-24 on a flight from Shanghai to Nanchang crashes during taking-off because of engine failure, killing 34 people.

January 18, 1988: A total of 108 people on board are killed when an IL-14P aircraft operated by China Southwest Airlines crashes near an airport in the southwestern Chongqing city.

January 18, 1985: A CAAC An-24 on a flight from Nanjing to Jinan crashes in Jinan, capital of the eastern Shandong Province, killing 38 people.

December 24, 1982: An IL-18B aircraft on a flight from Changsha to Guangzhou crashes at Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou, killing 25 passengers.

April 26, 1982: A CAAC Trident2E passenger aircraft en route from Guangzhou to Guilin in Guangxi crashes in Gongcheng County, Guangxi, killing all 112 people on board.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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