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Datum:Sonntag 21 November 2004
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CRJ2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200LR
Fluggesellschaft:China Yunnan Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-3072
Werknummer: 7697
Baujahr: 2002
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF34-3B1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 47 / Insassen: 47
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 53 / Insassen: 53
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Baotou Airport (BAV) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Baotou Airport (BAV/ZBOW), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), Volksrepublik China
RegionalJet B-3072 was parked overnight at the Baotou Airport in cold weather conditions. Prior to departure on the morning service to Shanghai (SHA), flight MU5210 was not de-iced. The wings were contaminated by the overnight frost, which severely degraded the aerodynamic characteristics of the wing. Shortly after the airplane rotated, it entered a stall. The pilots were not able to regain control. The CRJ200 crashed into a frozen lake in Nanhai Park just two kilometers past the runway. The aircraft struck a park ticket office, killing two park employees, before it crashed into the water.

» State Administration of Work Safety China
» Xinhua

In 2006, twelve people were found responsible for the accident and received administrative punishments.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Baotou Airport to Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport as the crow flies is 1455 km (909 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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