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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Friday 18 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Registration: B-434
MSN: 27308110
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 41
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jinan Airport (TNA) (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport (NKG/ZSNJ), China
Destination airport:Jinan Airport (TNA/ZSTN), China
The An-24 stalled and crashed while performing a missed approach in drizzle and fog.
CAAC Flight 5109 originated in Shanghai and was bound for Beijing with intermediate stops at Nanking and Jinan.

Loss of control

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Distance from Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport to Jinan Airport as the crow flies is 556 km (348 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’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.
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