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Air China Flight 129
The aircraft involved in the accident in 1997
Accident summary
Date April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15)
Summary Controlled flight into terrain due to pilot error and ATC error
Place Mount Dotdae, Busan, South Korea
Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 128°55′41″E / 35.2327°N 128.9280°E / 35.2327; 128.9280
Passengers 155
Crew 11
Injuries (non-fatal) 37
Fatalities 129
Survivors 37
Aircraft type Boeing 767-2J6ER
Airline/user Air China
Registration B-2552
Flew from Beijing International Airport, Beijing, China
Flying to Gimhae International Airport, Busan, South Korea
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Air China flight 129 is an international scheduled flight from Beijing to Pusan. On April 15, 2002, the Boeing 767-2J6ER flying the route crashed into a mountain while trying to land at Busan-Gimhae International Airport. Of the 166 people on the aircraft, 129 were killed. Investigators determined that pilot error was the cause of the crash.

This was the first time an Air China crash killed people. It was also the worst plane crash in South Korea.

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