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Date:Thursday 8 October 1992
Time:15:31
Type:Avia 14
Operator:Wuhan Airlines
Registration: B-4211
C/n / msn: 108807113
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dingxi (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lanzhou Airport (LHW/ZLLL), China
Destination airport:Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY/ZLXY), China
Narrative:
An Avia 14 carrying foreign tourists departed Lanzhou on a flight to Xian, China. Some 45 minutes afer departure the no.1 (left) engine failed. The flight crew attempted to return to Lanzhou but were not able to maintain altitude on one engine.
The aircraft hit a hillside, killing 14 of the 35 on board.

Sources:
» NRC Handelsblad 09.10.1992 (p.1)
» Soviet Transports
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479 / Airclaims


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Distance from Lanzhou Airport to Xian-Xianyang International Airport as the crow flies is 490 km (306 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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