Incident Boeing 737-300 , Thursday 5 March 2009
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Date:Thursday 5 March 2009
Time:c. 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-300
Owner/operator:Hainan Airlines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Hainan Province -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Xi'an
Destination airport:Shenzhen
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Boeing 737-300, operating Flight HU7871, took off from Xi'an at 09:00 and had been scheduled to arrive in Shenzhen at 11:10 a.m.
However, it the crew reported a mechanical problem at 10:30 and decided to divert to Haikou.
An official of Hainan Airlines who asked not to be identified said that there were problems with the throttle that might have led to an excessively fast landing. Reportedly one of the engines was shut down and the airplane made a safe landing at 11:56.


Revision history:

05-Mar-2009 02:08 harro Added
02-Jun-2023 13:45 RDV Updated

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