On August 28th, 2011, a China Express Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 regional jet scraped the ground on landing at Guiyang Airport in southwest China. No one was injured during the incident.
This incident resulted in the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to order the airline to halt all flights beginning September 1st and to conduct safety checks on their operations.
After this suspension of service and completing the required checks, the CAAC approved the airline’s reopening of some flights after the company submitted a safety overhaul plan on September 6th.
China Express Air, also known as Huaxia Airlines is based in Guizhou’s provincial capital Guiyang, is China’s first private regional airline, and was established in September 2006. It operates five 50-seat Bombardier CRJ 200 regional aircraft.
The CRJ 200 Series aircraft operated are:
- B-3001 MSN 7565
- B-3012 MSN 7557
- B-3016 MSN 7614
- B-3565 MSN 7690
- B-7700 MSN 7704