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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2018
Date:Thursday 20 March 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24RV
Registration: B-484
C/n / msn: 47309403
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Changsha Airport (CSX) (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guiyang Airport (KWE/ZUGY), China
Destination airport:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Crashed and burned near Changsha Airport (CSX). The airplane carried out a flight from Kunming to Changsha via Guiyang.

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Distance from Guiyang Airport to Changsha-Huanghua Airport as the crow flies is 656 km (410 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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