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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2018
Status:
Date:Monday 29 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shaanxi Y-8GX-3
Operator:People's Liberation Army - Air Force - PLAAF
Registration: 30513
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zhengchang, Suiyang County, Guizhou Province (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An unidentified aircraft, operated by the Chinese Air Force, PLAAF, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Zhengchang, Guizhou Province, China.
Little information was released by Chinese defense officials. While the aircraft type was not disclosed, video footage from the wreckage shows what seems to be part of a serial on a tail fin. This would point to Shaanxi Y-8GX-3 30513. The Y-8GX-3 is an airborne command post and ECM version of the Y-8, which in turn is a Chinese development of the Antonov An-12.

Chinese sources suggest that there were 5 crew members and 7 military personnel on the flight. There were no survivors.

Sources:
» scmp.com
» aviationanalysis.net
» dwnews.com


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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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