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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190641
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:China Eastern Airlines
Registration: B-2337
MSN: 1357
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 147
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS) -   China
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS)
Destination airport:Tianjin Airport (TSN/ZBTJ)
China Eastern Airlines flight MU5643, an Airbus A320, was involved in a serious runway incursion incident during takeoff from Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport, China.
The aircraft was cleared for takeoff from runway 36L for a domestic flight to Tianjin. As it was accellerating down the runway, an Airbus A330 entered the active runway via taxiway B3. The China Eastern Airbus A330-343 (B-6506) had just landed on runway 36R after a flight from Beijing (MU5106) and had reportedly been cleared to taxy to the terminal. It left the runway via B3, crossed taxiway Bravo and entered the active departure runway via taxiway H3. This crossing is located 2110 meters from the threshold of runway 36L and 2400 m from the point where the A320 commenced takeoff.
The A320 was accellerating through 110 knots when the crew noted the A330 entering the runway. The crew selected TOGA thrust and continued their takeoff. The aircraft rotated at about 130 knots and climbed over the A330 with a separation of just 19 m.

Weather at the incident time (12:05 LT / 04:05 Z) was reported as:
ZSSS 100400Z 05006MPS 360V090 9999 BKN040 22/12 Q1019 NOSIG



Photo of B-2337 courtesy

Hong Kong - International (VHHH / HKG)
13 January 2003; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

13-Oct-2016 18:57 harro Added
13-Oct-2016 19:09 harro Updated [Narrative]
13-Oct-2016 19:09 harro Updated [Photo, ]
23-Oct-2016 12:00 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2016 12:02 harro Updated [Embed code]
11-Oct-2019 08:02 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]

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