ASN Aircraft accident Shijiazhuang Y-5 18152 Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, Gansu Province
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 15 February 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shijiazhuang Y-5
Registration: 18152
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, Gansu Province (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lanzhou-Zhongchuan Airport (LHW/ZLLL), China
Destination airport:Xining Airport (XNN/ZLXN), China
Owing to the crew's navigation error (but not in poor visibility), the Y-5 flew into a mountainous area. The Y-5 hit treetops and crashed as the pilots tried to clear the terrain. All occupants survived, yet the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Aircraft strayed off planned course
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Lanzhou-Zhongchuan Airport to Xining Airport as the crow flies is 155 km (97 miles).

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