China Southern Airlines / Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301

China Southern Airlines / Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301Tuesday October 2, 1990
Shortly after taking off a hijacker entered the cockpit and demanded to be flown to Hong Kong. The captain circled for 30 minutes and after a struggle in the cockpit, attempted to land at Guangzhou, hitting the runway hard, clipping a B-707, crashing into a B-757, filpping over and bursing into flames. Eighty-two aboard the B-737 and 46 aboard the B-757 were killed. Later figures suggest the death toll was 132 and included the hijacker and driver of a vehicle.

Crash Details

DateTuesday October 2, 1990
LocationGuangzhou, China
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-247 / Boeing B-757-21B
OperatorChina Southern Airlines / Xiamen Airlines
Flight OriginGuangzhou
Flight DestinationShanghi
Guangzhou, China
China Southern Airlines / Xiamen Airlines
Boeing B-737-247 / Boeing B-757-21B