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Last updated: 22 January 2020
Datum:Donnerstag 8 Oktober 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Avia 14
Fluggesellschaft:Wuhan Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-4211
Werknummer: 108807113
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 35
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Dingxi (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lanzhou Airport (LHW/ZLLL), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Xian-Xianyang International Airport (XIY/ZLXY), Volksrepublik China
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.

» NRC Handelsblad 09.10.1992 (p.1)
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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