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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Fecha:lunes 13 septiembre 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 1E
Operador:People's Liberation Army - Air Force - PLAAF
Registración: 256
Numéro de série: 2131
Año de Construcción: 1966
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Öndörkhaan (   Mongolia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Qinhuangdao Shanhaiguan Airport (SHP/ZBSH), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
A Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 1E jetliner was destroyed in an accident near Öndörkhaan, Mongolia. All nine on board, including Chinese Vice Premier and Minister of Defense Lin Biao were killed.
The exact events preceding Lin's death have been a source of speculation ever since. Following Lin's death, he was officially condemned as a traitor by the Communist Party of China.
The official Chinese explanation was that Lin Biao was defecting to the Soviet Union following a failed attempt to assassinate Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The airplane supposedly crashed after running out of fuel.

» NRC Handelsblad 18.04.1990
» Wikipedia - Lin Biao


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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