Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 21 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
Operator:CAAC
Registration: B-492
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX) (   China) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Destination airport:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Narrative:
Crashed on approach.

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Distance from Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport to Changsha-Huanghua Airport as the crow flies is 553 km (346 miles).

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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