Factbox-Commercial airliner crashes in mainland China

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BEIJING – A China Eastern Airlines passenger jet en route to Guangzhou from Kunming with 132 people on board crashed in the subtropical mountains of southern China on Monday, in mainland China’s first commercial airliner crash since 2010. [L2N2VO0CL]

Below are some notable crashes by commercial planes in mainland China over the past four decades, according to the Aviation Safety Network, CCAonline.cn, and Chinese state media.

2010 – An Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport in low visibility, killing 44 of 96 people on board.

2004 – A China Eastern plane crashed on Nov. 21, shortly after it took off from an airport in North China, killing 55.

2002 – A China Northern Airlines plane carrying 112 people plunged into the sea off the northeast coastal city of Dalian on May 7. There were no survivors.

2000 – A Wuhan Airlines passenger plane was struck by lightning and exploded in midair, crashing in central China on June 22, killing at least 42 on board.

1999 – On Feb. 24, China Southwest Airlines 4509 flying from Chengdu to Wenzhou disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into a village near Wenzhou, killing all 61 people on board.

1997 – China Southern Airlines Flight 3456, a Boeing 737, crashed in Shenzhen during poor weather, killing 35 of 74 people on board.

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1994 – China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 from Xian to Guangzhou crashed on June 6, killing all 160 people on board.

1993 – A China Northern Airlines jet crashed as it prepared to land in western China, killing 12 people.

1993 – On July 23, a China Northwest Airlines aircraft crashed into a lake after failing to get airborne during takeoff at Yinchuan Airport, killing 55 people.

1992 – On Nov. 24, a China Southern Airlines flight crashed on descent at Guilin Airport, killing 141 people aboard.

1988 – In October, 46 people were killed when a Shanxi Airlines jet crashed in Linfen in Shanxi province.

1988 – On Jan. 18, a China Southwest Airlines crashed in Southwest China’s Chongqing, killing 108 people.

1985 – A China Civil Aviation airliner carrying 41 people crashed on landing in the eastern city of Jinan on Jan. 18, 1985, killing 38 people.

1982 – On April 26, 1982, a China Civil Aviation passenger jet crashed in Guangxi, killing 112.

(Reporting by Ellen Zhang, Ryan Woo, Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Bernadette Baum)