Accident Boeing 737-5L9 HL7229, Monday 26 July 1993
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Date:Monday 26 July 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-5L9
Owner/operator:Asiana Airlines
Registration: HL7229
MSN: 24805/1878
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:7301 hours
Cycles:5707 flights
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-3B1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 116
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:7,5 km SW of Mokpo Airport (MPK) -   South Korea
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS)
Destination airport:Mokpo Airport (MPK/RKJM)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Asiana Airlines Flight 733 departed Seoul-Gimpo Airport, South Korea at 14:37 for a domestic flight to Mokpo. Weather was reported clear, but worsened fast to below minimums, with strong winds and heavy rain. After two missed approaches at Mokpo, the pilot tried a third approach for runway 06.
The aircraft struck a ridge of the Mount Ungeo (1050 feet high) at 800 feet altitude. Mokpo Airport was only equipped with VOR/DME.


Aviation Week & Space Technology 02.08.1993 (40)
ICAO Summary 5/93 (#10)


  • 8th worst accident in 1993
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Kobenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH); November 1992

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