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Ground fire of a Tupolev TU-204-100C in Hangzhou

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2022 at 0440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-64032
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hangzhou - Novosibirsk
MSN:
145074 2 2 64032
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
4B6534
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Parked on the apron at Hangzhou-Xiaoshan Airport, the airplane was prepared for a cargo service to Novosibirsk with 8 crew members and a load of 20 tons of various goods on board. A fire erupted in the cargo compartment. The crew evacuated the aircraft and was uninjured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire and broke in two.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Shanghai: 40 killed

Date & Time: Jan 21, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-492
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guangzhou – Changsha – Hangzhou – Shanghai
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
40
Circumstances:
While descending to Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances few km from the airfield. All 40 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46 near Hangzhou: 26 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Shanghai – Hangzhou – Chongqing
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Circumstances:
About 30 minutes after its departure from Hangzhou Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. 25 occupants were killed while a passenger was seriously injured and evacuated to a local hospital. The only survivor died from his injuries few hours later. Several foreign citizens were among the victims. As this accident was the eighth in China since last December 15, 1946, the State Secretary of Transport decided to suspend the operations of all Chinese operators for few days.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Hangzhou: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 7, 1944
Operator:
Registration:
91
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
19452
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Hangzhou, aircraft encountered problems to gain height. The twin engine aircraft hit trees, stalled and crashed in a huge explosion. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and both pilots were killed. Crew was completing a cargo flight with a cargo consisting of alcohol boxes.
Probable cause:
Aircraft was unable to climb after takeoff because its total weight was well above the MTOW.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3mge in Hangzhou

Date & Time: Jul 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XXI
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5087
YOM:
1936
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft went out of control and veered off runway before coming to rest. No casualties.
Probable cause:
Aircraft went uncontrollable on landing due to strong cross winds.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in the Hangzhou Bay: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1934
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC17V
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Shanghai - Guangzhou
MSN:
414-08
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
One hour after his departure from Shanghai, while overflying the Bay of Hangzhou, crew encountered foggy conditions and decided to return. A brief message was transmitted with two audible words 'turning back'. Shortly later, the seaplane crashed into the Bay of Hangzhou, south of Shanghai. Some debris were found ten days later and the dead body of the captain was found four months later. The passenger was a Japanese citizen.
Crew:
Robert H. Gast, pilot,
James Frink, pilot,
Ivan Carlson, radio operator.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was not established.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-38B in Hangzhou

Date & Time: Nov 24, 1933 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC16V
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Shanghai – Hangzhou
MSN:
314-20
YOM:
1930
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Hangzhou, crew reduced his altitude due to low visibility caused by foggy conditions. Captain was unable to locate the landing area in the Hangzhou Bay so decided to perform a go around. During last turn, while flying too low, the float plane hit a hill and crashed. All eleven occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.