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

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2018
Type of aircraft:
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Registration:
30513
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Survivors:
No
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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 Shaanxi Y-8F-200W into the Andaman Sea: 122 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2017 at 1335 LT
Type of aircraft:
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Registration:
5820
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Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mergui – Yangon
YOM:
0
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Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
108
Pax fatalities:
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Total fatalities:
122
Aircraft flight hours:
809
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Mergui (Myeik) Airport at 1306LT bound for Yangon, carrying soldiers and their family members. While cruising at an altitude of 18,000 feet in good weather conditions, radar contact was lost with the airplane that went out of control and crashed in unknown circumstances into the Andaman Sea at 1335LT. SAR operations were conducted and first debris were found at the end of the afternoon about 218 km off the city of Dawei, according of the Myanmar Army Chief of Staff. It is believed that none of the occupants survived the crash. Brand new, the aircraft has been delivered to the Myanmar Air Force in March 2016. The Shaanxi Y-8 is a Chinese version of the Antonov AN-12 built post 2010. The tail of the aircraft was found a week later and both CFR and DFDR were recovered and transmitted to the Army for further investigations.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8B in Colombo: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 15, 2002 at 1235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CR-873
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Colombo - Colombo
MSN:
07 08 02
YOM:
1993
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Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
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Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew departed Colombo-Ratmalana Airport for a local post maintenance test flight as one of the engine has been changed. During climbout, an engine caught fire. The crew was cleared to return for an emergency landing when the engine exploded and separated from the aircraft. Out of control, the airplane crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. All five crew members were killed. It was reported that the engine that caught fire was not the one that has been changed.
Probable cause:
Engine fire and explosion for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8 at Zhengzhou AFB: 14 killed

Date & Time: Jan 4, 2001
Type of aircraft:
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Registration:
31243
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Survivors:
No
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Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While approaching Zhengzhou AFB, the aircraft collided with a second China Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 registered 31242 and also carrying a crew of eight. One of the aircraft crashed short of runway while the second crashed onto a house. All 16 occupants in both aircraft were killed as well as six people in the house. The exact circumstances of the collision remains unknown.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8 at Zhengzhou AFB: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jan 4, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
31242
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
While approaching Zhengzhou AFB, the aircraft collided with a second China Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 registered 31243 and also carrying a crew of eight. One of the aircraft crashed short of runway while the second crashed onto a house. All 16 occupants in both aircraft were killed as well as six people in the house. The exact circumstances of the collision remains unknown.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8 off Palaly: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CR-871
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Colombo - Palaly
MSN:
06 08 01
YOM:
1988
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Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft was approaching Palaly AFB in Jaffna following a flight from Colombo, carrying six crew members and supply equipments. On final, the aircraft was shot down by a 20 mm shell and crashed in the sea about 3 km offshore. A crew member was rescued while five other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a shell fired by soldiers from the 'Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam'.

Crash of a Shaanxi Y-8 in Iyakachchi: 19 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 1992 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CR-872
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Colombo - Jaffna
MSN:
06 08 04
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Colombo on a flight to Jaffna, carrying military personnels, weapons and ammunition. While descending to Jaffna (Palaly) Airport, the four engine aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile and crashed near Iyakachchi, about 45 km east of Jaffna Airport. All 19 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a surface-to-air missile.