ASN Aircraft accident Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 IV B-3822 Changhai Airport (CNI)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 21 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 IV
Operator:China Flying Dragon Aviation
Registration: B-3822
MSN: 0001
First flight: 1995
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Changhai Airport (CNI) (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dalian Airport (DLC/ZYTL), China
Destination airport:Changhai Airport (CNI/ZYCH), China
The crew turned onto final too early and deviated 3 km to the right of the intended track. Despite alert from the GPWS, the crew kept flying in fog below the Minimum Descent Altitude. The aircraft crashed into a 100 m high mountain. Both pilots were killed; the other occupants survived with various injuries.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Dalian Airport to Changhai Airport as the crow flies is 90 km (56 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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