Date: May 08, 1997
Time: 21:28
Location: Huangtian, China
Operator: China Southern Airlines
Flight #: 3456
Route: Chongqing - Shenzen
AC Type: Boeing B-737-31B
Registration: B-2925
cn / ln: 27288/2577
Aboard: 74   (passengers:65  crew:9)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:33  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft touched down hard, causing the nosegear to collapse. The pilot chose to to go-around. The aircraft climbed away but shortly after, the pilot declared an emergency and attempted to land on the runway in the opposite direction. The aircraft crashed on the runway, broke up and caught fire.The accident happened in poor weather with heavy rain associated with local thunderstorm activity.

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