Date & Time: Nov 28, 2009 at 0814 LT
Type of aircraft:
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Operator:
Registration:
Z-BAV
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Shanghai - Bishkek
MSN:
48408/457
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SMJ324
Country:
China
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On rotation on runway 17R/35L at Shanghai-Pudong Airport, aircraft did not lift off properly with a negative vario. It eventually stalled and crashed in an open field in the extension of the runway. Three crew were killed while four other were injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed.
Probable cause:
It appears that the base of the tail touch the ground prior to take off. It is not clear if this was caused by a wrong take off configuration or any cargo shifting or any other cause.