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Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:jeudi 22 juin 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian Yunshuji Y-7-100C
Compagnie:Wuhan Airlines
Immatriculation: B-3479
Numéro de série: 06708
Année de Fabrication: 1988
Heures de vol:13900
Moteurs: 2 Harbin WJ-5A-1
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 38 / à bord: 38
Total:victimes: 42 / à bord: 42
Victimes au sol:victimes: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 25 km from Wuhan (   Chine)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Enshi Airport (ENH/ZHES), Chine
Aéroport de destination:Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH/ZHHH), Chine
Numéro de vol: 343
Wuhan Airlines flight 343 departed Enshi for a flight to Wuhan. The aircraft entered an area of poor weather; rain and thunderstorm with associated windshear. The crew reportedly circled Wuhan for about 30 minutes to wait for the storm to pass. Wuhan's weather bureau recorded 451 thunderclaps in a 10-minute period as the plane circled. During the approach the first officer proposed to land at an alternate airport, but the captain decided to continue to Wuhan.
The plane was caught by windshear and crashed near Sitai Village, Yongfeng Township. Half of the plane plunged into a farmhouse and the other half came to rest on a dike of the Han River. Sitai is located about 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 18 miles) from Wuhan. Seven workers who were installing generators on a vessel were killed when the plane hit.
The Yun-7 airliner had recorded 13,811 safe flight hours and completed 11,724 takeoffs and landings by the end of May, finishing two-thirds of its lifespan.

» China Central Television
» China Daily
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/2001 (#40)
» Xinhua

Opérations de secours
"In accordance with the requirements of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, all of Wuhan Airlines' six other Yun-7 planes will be suspended from service until the cause of the crash is determined" (Xinhua)
"Six Yun-7 airplanes belonging to Wuhan Airlines (...) resumed service July 16 (....), having passed a tight safety inspection and extra training of crew members." (Xinhua)
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has ordered all Yunshuji and Tupolev aircraft to be taken out of scheduled passenger service by June 1, 2001.



Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Enshi Airport et Wuhan Tianhe International Airport est de 452 km (283 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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