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Last updated: 31 July 2021
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:donderdag 22 juni 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian Yunshuji Y-7-100C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Wuhan Airlines
Registratie: B-3479
Constructienummer: 06708
Bouwjaar: 1988
Aantal vlieguren:13900
Aantal vluchten:11800
Motoren: 2 Harbin WJ-5A-1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 38 / inzittenden: 38
Totaal:slachtoffers: 42 / inzittenden: 42
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 7
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 25 km from Wuhan (   China)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Enshi Airport (ENH/ZHES), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH/ZHHH), China
Vluchtnummer: 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

"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.



Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Enshi Airport en Wuhan Tianhe International Airport bedraagt 452 km (283 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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