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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 Curtiss C-46D-20-CU in Qingdao: 18 killed

Date & Time: Jul 29, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XT-822
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Qingdao – Jinan
MSN:
22355
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 100 meters, the aircraft went out of control and crashed near the runway end. Five passengers and a crew member were seriously injured while 18 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Curtiss R5C-1 Commando off Qingdao

Date & Time: Apr 30, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
39535
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
26753
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea some 5 km off Qingdao. All occupants were rescued while the aircraft was recovered nine hours later but written off.

Crash of a Martin PBM-5 Mariner Flying Boat off Qingdao: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 10, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
84606
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from the Qingdao Bay, while climbing, the aircraft caught fire, exploded and crashed into the sea. A crew member was killed while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Explosion of a JATO bottle just after rotation.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46 in Qingdao: 43 killed

Date & Time: Jan 5, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XT-T51
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Shanghai – Qingdao – Beijing
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
43
Circumstances:
The descent to Qingdao Airport was performed in poor weather conditions with low clouds and low visibility. On final approach, while too low, the aircraft hit the slope of a mountain and crashed, killing all 43 occupants. According to the US Authorities, the cloud base was very low and the weather conditions at the time of the accident were below minima published by the US Navy. Due to low visibility, the crew was unable to distinguish the mountain and was completing the approach at a too low altitude without any visual contact with the ground.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-WG3 Super Electra in Tsingtao

Date & Time: Dec 10, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
J-BDOB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Qingdao – Beijing – Tokyo
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft christened 'Ishikari' suffered a ground accident at Tsing Tao (Qingdao) Airport and came to rest upside down. No casualties.