Accident Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E B-274, Wednesday 14 March 1979
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Date:Wednesday 14 March 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
Registration: B-274
MSN: 2172
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Spey 512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:32
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Beijing -   China
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Beijing Xijiao Airport (ZBBB)
Destination airport:
A mechanic familiar with HS-121 Trident boarded this plane alone and began takeoff roll without authorization. The plane barely gained altitude and crashed into a factory.
The motive of the mechanic was probably that he felt injustice during his service in the China Air Force, so he was intending to revenge.



  • 17th worst accident in 1979
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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