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Ground fire of an Airbus A330-343 in Beijing

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2019 at 1648 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-5958
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beijing - Tokyo
MSN:
1587
YOM:
2014
Flight number:
CA183
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
147
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19007
Aircraft flight cycles:
4596
Circumstances:
The airplane was parked at gate 530 (Terminal 3) at Beijing Capital and being prepared for flight CA183 to Tokyo-Haneda. 14 crew members were on board as well as 147 passengers when an abnormal sound was heard coming from the L2 door connected to the jetbridge. The cargo smoke alarm came on in the cockpit while smoke spread in the cabin. The pilot declared an emergency and decision was taken to evacuate all 161 occupants and no one was injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is still under investigation.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8GX-3 near Zhengchang: 12 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
30513
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
While completing a training mission, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near the Zhengchang village, in the Guizhou Province. The PLA Air Force Y-8GX4 Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) aircraft, registered 30513, was assigned to the PLAAF 20th Special Missions Division. The Y-8G fleet of the division is reportedly based close to the crash site. The airplane was totally destroyed upon impact and the number of casualties varies from sources.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Grand Caravan EX off Jinshan: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2016 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
B-10FW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208B-5222
YOM:
2015
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While taking off from the bay off Jinshan (south of Shanghai), the single engine aircraft hit a concrete bridge and crashed into the sea. One pilot and four passengers were killed while five other occupants were injured. The seaplane C208 EX version was destroyed. It is believed that the crew misjudged the distance between the departure point and the bridge as the collision occurred just after rotation.

Crash of a Xian MA60 in Fuzhou

Date & Time: May 10, 2015 at 1157 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-3476
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hefei – Yiwu – Fuzhou
MSN:
0805
YOM:
2011
Flight number:
JOY1529
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While landing on runway 03 at Fuzhou Airport, a tyre burst on the right main gear. The aircraft skidded, veered off runway to the right and went through a grassy area. The wings detached, both engines touched ground and the fuselage broke in two. Three passengers were injured while all other occupants were evacuated safely. The aircraft is written off.

Crash of a Shijiazhuang Yunsunji Y-5 in Danfeng: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2013 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
B-8473
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Danfeng - Danfeng
MSN:
0101
YOM:
1989
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in an agricultural spraying mission. While cruising at low altitude, aircraft hit tree tops, stalled and crashed in a wooded area. While the captain was seriously injured, the copilot was killed.

Crash of a Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzha 5) off Qingdao: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 2013
Operator:
Registration:
9113
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Qingdao - Qingdao
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzha 5) was engaged with a crew of five in a training mission off Qingdao, China. In unknown circumstances, seaplane crashed in the Jiaozhou Bay, killing all five occupants.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y12-II in Shenyang

Date & Time: May 16, 2013 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-3801
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Shenyang - Shenyang
MSN:
0006
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Shenyang-Taoxian Airport, aircraft crashed in flames on a road short of runway. All three occupants escaped the cabin but were injured, one of them seriously. Aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire. Crew just completed a meteorological mission over the Shenyang region.