26 Years ago today: On 26 July 1993 an Asiana Airlines Boeing 737-5L9 crashed on approach to Mokpo; killing 68 out of 116 occupants.
|Date:||Monday 26 July 1993|
|C/n / msn:||24805/1878|
|First flight:||1990-06-14 (3 years 1 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||7301|
|Engines:||2 CFMI CFM56-3B1|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 110|
|Total:||Fatalities: 68 / Occupants: 116|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||7,5 km (4.7 mls) SW of Mokpo Airport (MPK) ( South Korea)|
|Crash site elevation:||244 m (801 feet) amsl|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea|
|Destination airport:||Mokpo Airport (MPK/RKJM), South Korea|
Asiana Airlines Flight 733 departed Seoul-Gimpo Airport, South Korea at 14:37 for a domestic flight to Mokpo. Weather was reported clear, but worsened fast to below minimums, with strong winds and heavy rain. After two missed approaches at Mokpo, the pilot tried a third approach for runway 06.
The aircraft struck a ridge of the Mount Ungeo (1050 feet high) at 800 feet altitude. Mokpo Airport was only equipped with VOR/DME.