Accident Fokker 50 9M-MGH,
ASN logo

Date:Friday 15 September 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker 50
Owner/operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MGH
MSN: 20174
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Tawau Airport (TWU) -   Malaysia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI/WBKK)
Destination airport:Tawau Airport (TWU/WBKW)
Flight MH2133 (Kota Kinabalu - Tawau) approached runway 17 but touched down 500 m before the end of the 2200 m long runway. While attempting to carry out a go-around, the aircraft crashed into a shantytown. On March 20, 1995 a Cessna Caravan had also crashed into houses following a failed takeoff.

According to the investigation report, the accident was probably caused by the pilot's poor in-flight decision-making and failure to follow standard operating procedures. The report also pointed out the failure of the co-pilot to alert the captain of unsafe manoeuvres or take over control of the aircraft. Another contributing factor was the failure of the air traffic controller to provide positive air traffic services in controlled airspace.


Air Safety Week 25.09.1995 (p. 1)
Airnieuws 311 (p. 18)
International Herald Tribune 17.09.1995
Scramble 197(68)
The Star, 22 May 1998


Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314