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Accident description
Last updated: 26 April 2017
Date:Monday 26 April 1982
Time:ca. 16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E
Registration: B-266
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Yangsuo (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Destination airport:Guilin Airport (KWL/ZGKL), China
The aircraft crashed into a mountain, about 60 km SE of Guilin.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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Distance from Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport to Guilin Airport as the crow flies is 395 km (247 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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