Asiana Airlines cargo plane crash in Shanghai China
Friday, 29 July 2011 07:00
A Boeing 747-400F Asiana Airlines cargo plane, HL7604, was destroyed when it crashed into the sea off Jeju, South Korea. Both pilots were killed in the accident.
The flight departed Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) at 03:05 on a cargo flight to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG), China.
In crash cargo jet , 2 pilots dead
About one hour after take-off the crew radioed ATC that a fire had broken out in the hold and that the plane had to divert to Jeju.
The plane carried 58 tonnes of cargo, including 0.4 tonnes of potentially risky materials such as lithium batteries, paint, amino acid solution and synthetic resin.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) (ICN/RKSI) to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG) (PVG/ZSPD) as the crow flies is 817 km (511 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkâ€™s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time. (Aviation Safety Network)