Narrative:A Cessna Citation II jet plane went missing during a survey flight out of Korla, China, with three crew members on board.
|Date:||Monday 28 March 2011|
Cessna 550 Citation II
|Operator:||Zhong Fei General Aviation Company (CFGAC)|
|C/n / msn:|| 550-0305|
|First flight:|| 1981|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT15D-4|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Manas County, Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji ( China)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Korla (ZWKL), China|
|Destination airport:||Korla (ZWKL), China|
The airplane took off around 16:00 from Korla Airport, heading north on a survey mission above the mountain range in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bayingolin. Initial search missions in that region failed to locate the plane. It was then assumed that the plane may have strayed off course, crashing in Manas County, Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji.
Fatality index is presumed.
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.