ASN Aircraft accident Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E B-266 Gongcheng County, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
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Date:Monday 26 April 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
Operating for:CAAC
Leased from:People''s Liberation Army - Air Force - PLAAF
Registration: B-266
MSN: 2170
First flight: 1975
Engines: 3 Rolls-Royce Spey 512
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104
Total:Fatalities: 112 / Occupants: 112
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gongcheng County, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Destination airport:Guilin-Qifengling Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
CAAC flight 3303 crashed into a mountain, about 60 km SE of Guilin. All 112 on board were killed.
The aircraft was attached to the Chinese Air Force's 34th Air Division and operated for CAAC.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain


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Distance from Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport to Guilin-Qifengling Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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