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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:mercredi 15 mars 2000
Heure:ca 23:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-322
Compagnie:Malaysia Airlines
Immatriculation: 9M-MKB
Numéro de série: 068
Année de Fabrication: 1995
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4168
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 252
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 266
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) (   Malaysie)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Chine
Aéroport de destination:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysie
Numéro de vol:MH085
After arrival from a flight from Beijing, baggage handlers were unloading 80 canisters weighing 2,000 kg when they were hit by the strong toxic fumes. Five ground handlers became ill while unloading the canisters.
A check by airport fire and rescue personnel revealed the canisters contained a chemical called oxalyl chloride. Several canisters had leaked, causing severe damage to the aircraft fuselage. The aircraft was considered damaged beyond repair.
After a five-year lawsuit a Beijing court ordered Dalian, a Chinese state-run company, to pay USD65 million in compensation, plus interest, for destroying the Airbus A330 with falsely declared cargo with corrosive chemicals. The company had mis-identified the canisters as being a safe powder-type chemical.

» Daily Express
» Chinese chemical firm ordered to pay insurers $65mln in plane damage case (People's Daily Online, 6-12-2007)


photo of Airbus-A330-322-9M-MKB
accident date: 15-03-2000
type: Airbus A330-322
registration: 9M-MKB

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Beijing-Capital International Airport et Kuala Lumpur International Airport est de 4383 km (2740 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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