Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 June 1997
Type:Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II
Operator:MIAT - Mongolian Airlines
Registration: JU-1020
C/n / msn: 0067
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mandalgobi Airport (MXW) (   Mongolia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ulan Bator-Buyant Uhaa Airport (ULN/ZMUB), Mongolia
Destination airport:Mandalgobi Airport (MXW), Mongolia
Narrative:
The twin-engined Y-12 plane crashed after being caught by windshear at a height of 30m. The Mandalgobi Airport doesn't have any wind measuring equipment.
The aircraft was initially reported to have been JU-1019, msn 0032. Mongolian CAA reported in 2007 that JU-1020 was the airplane involved in this accident.


Classification:
Windshear/downdraft
Loss of control

Sources:
» Reuters
» CAA of Mongolia


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Distance from Ulan Bator-Buyant Uhaa Airport to Mandalgobi Airport as the crow flies is 235 km (147 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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