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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 a Beechcraft 350ER Super King Air in Ji'an: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2021 at 1519 LT
Registration:
B-10GD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ganzhou - Ganzhou
MSN:
FL-1014
YOM:
2015
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
672
Aircraft flight cycles:
398
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Ganzhou Airport at 1440LT on a cloud seeding mission over the Jiangxi Region. While flying in clouds, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, entered a spin and eventually crashed in a residential area. All five occupants were killed and one people on the ground was slightly injured.
Probable cause:
Loss of control due to icing conditions. It was determined that the aircraft was flying in icy conditions for a long period of time during an artificial rainfall operation and the wings and propellers became seriously iced up. The aircraft was unable to effectively control the risk of icing, which resulted in the aircraft losing speed and entering a spin, eventually crashing to the ground and catching fire. Based on the casualties and damage to the aircraft, the incident constituted a major general aviation accident of aircraft crew origin. The investigation also found that the aircraft had been modified in such a way that the relevant data was not available and that the crew did not handle the spin properly.
Final Report:

Ground fire of a Boeing 777-F60 in Shanghai

Date & Time: Jul 22, 2020 at 1520 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-ARH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Shanghai – Addis Ababa – São Paulo – Santiago de Chile
MSN:
42031/1242
YOM:
2014
Flight number:
ET3739
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Parked at position 306 at Shanghai-Pudong Airport, the aircraft was prepared for a cargo service to Santiago de Chile with intermediate stops in Addis Ababa and São Paulo, when a fire erupted in the cargo compartment. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire and damaged beyond repair. No one was injured.

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 Gulfstream G200 in Yangzhou

Date & Time: May 20, 2018 at 1507 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-8129
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yangzhou - Yangzhou
MSN:
134
YOM:
2006
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16075
Captain / Total hours on type:
1181.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
538
Copilot / Total hours on type:
246
Aircraft flight hours:
2235
Aircraft flight cycles:
1114
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Yanzhou-Taizhou Airport runway 35 at 1359LT on a local training flight, carrying two pilots under supervision and one instructor. The crew completed six landings without any incidents. and then changed seats, the instructor seating in the left front seat and the pilot under training in the right front seat. On final approach to runway 35, at a height of about 50 feet, the aircraft followed a steep descent and landed 500 metres past the runway threshold to the right of the runway centerline with a 4,5° deviation to the right. The copilot elected to correct this when the aircraft veered to the left, exited the runway then deviated to the right and came back on the runway. Then it veered off runway to the right, lost its both main gears and came to rest in a grassy area. All thre crew members evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a series of errors on part of the crew. The following findings were identified:
- The rate of descent on short final was escessive (sink rate),
- The aircraft landed to the right of the runway centerline with a 4,5° deviation to the right,
- The copilot actions were excessives and the aircraft veered to the left,
- The instructor did not intervene in due time to expect recovery.
Final Report:

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 by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 12 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B 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 collided with a concrete bridge and crashed in 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 while attempted a steep climb.

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:
08 05
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
JOY1529
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 03 at Fuzhou Airport, a tyre burst on the right main landing gear. The aircraft skidded, veered off runway to the right and entered a grassy area. Both wings detached from the upper side of the fuselage, causing both engines to struck the ground and the fuselage to brake in two. All 52 occupants were rescued, among them three passengers were injured.

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

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2013
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
B-8473
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
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:
The crew was completing a crop spraying mission in the region of Danfeng. While cruising at low altitude, the aircraft impacted tree tops, stalled and crashed in a wooded area. While the captain was seriously injured, the copilot was killed.

Crash of an Embraer ER-145LI in Shanghai

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2013 at 1725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-3052
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Huai’an – Shanghai
MSN:
145-905
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
MU2947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Huai'an-Lianshui Airport, the crew initiated the approach to Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport in marginal weather conditions with light rain showers. After touchdown ont runway 18L, the crew started the braking procedure when the aircraft deviated to the left and veered off runway. While contacting soft ground, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All 49 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The cause of the runway excursion was foreign object debris inside the electrohydraulic servo valve (EHSV) that blocked a hydraulic port and caused an uncommanded nose wheel deflection to the left. Prior to the disassembly of the EHSV and discovery of the debris the unit had passed an acceptance test as performed on any newly manufactured unit. The NTSB reported that a number of pilots use binder brackets instead of the chart holders installed by Embraer to hold their binders (containing charts) etc., these binder brackets not having been approved by Embraer. The binder is directly above the nosewheel steering tiller, the NTSB wrote: "The NTSB is concerned that a binder being held by an unapproved bracket may become dislodged, fall, and strike the tiller, engaging the nosewheel steering system and possibly providing a nosewheel steering input. If this happens during the landing roll, the nosewheel steering input could cause a runway excursion." The NTSB therefore recommended to study and revise the acceptance tests and to issue an operational bulletin to inform flight crew that the use of binder brackets is not approved and could create a hazardous situation if the binder becomes dislodged.