Boeing Statement on EgyptAir, China Northern Accidents

Seattle, May 7, 2002 - Boeing offers its sincere condolences to the families, friends and co-workers affected by the tragic events involving an EgyptAir 737-500 outside Tunis-Carthage airport in Tunisia, and a China Northern MD-82 off the coast of Dalian, China. Boeing has offered to provide immediate assistance to the authorities involved in these investigations.
The EgyptAir 737 is line number 2135, which delivered in October 1991. The airplane had 26,000 flight hours and 16,000 cycles at the time of the accident.

The China Northern MD-82 is line number 1702, delivering in July 1991. It also had 26,000 flight hours and 16,000 cycles at the time of the accident.

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