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Shaanxi

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
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.

Ground accident of a De Havilland DHC-8-402Q Dash-8 in Xi'an

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2002
Operator:
Registration:
B-3567
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4005
YOM:
2000
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Two engineers took over the airplane for an engine test run at Xi'an Airport. While parked on the apron, the aircraft started to roll on a slippery ground and eventually collided with the main terminal. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported that snow fell during the preceding days and that the tarmac was slippery.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154M near Xi'an: 160 killed

Date & Time: Jun 6, 1994 at 0822 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-2610
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Xi'an - §Guangzhou
MSN:
86A740
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
WH2303
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
146
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
160
Aircraft flight hours:
12507
Aircraft flight cycles:
6651
Circumstances:
Twenty-four seconds after takeoff, while climbing, the crew encountered controllability problems. The captain contacted ATC and reported uncommanded rolled left and right up to 30°. The aircraft continued to climb but reached a high angle of attack when it nosed up to 20°, activating the stall warning alarm. The aircraft reached the altitude of 4,717 metres then rolled to the left, pitched down to an angle of 65° and entered an uncontrolled descent. At a speed of 747 km/h, the aircraft descended to the altitude of 2,884 metres in 12 seconds then suffered structural deformation and failure before crashing in an open field located 29 km southeast of Xi'an Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 160 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control was the consequence of poor maintenance. The previous evening, the autopilot yaw-channel had been erroneously connected to the bank control and the bank-channel to the yaw control, after maintenance was completed at an unapproved facility.

Crash of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress near Xingping: 12 killed

Date & Time: May 29, 1959
Operator:
Registration:
815
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shot down by the pilot of a Chine MiG-17 and crashed south of Xingping, killing all 12 crew members.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14 near Xi'an: 14 killed

Date & Time: Apr 5, 1958
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
632
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chengdu – Beijing
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
En route from Chengdu to Beijing, the airplane went out of control and crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located 70 km from Xi'an. All 14 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DL on Mt Hei Cho: 17 killed

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1946
Operator:
Registration:
43-16360
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chongqing – Yan’an
MSN:
20826
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
While starting the descent to Yan'an, Shaanxi, the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Hei Cho located in a mountain range southwest of Yan'an. The aircraft was destroyed and all 17 occupants were killed, among them four high ranking officers, politicians and members of the Chinese Government, like Bo Gu, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, General Ye Ting, Wang Ruofei and Deng Fa.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL in Xi'an: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
43-15901
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
20367
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff for unknown reason, killing both crew members.
Crew:
1st Lt Lawrence F. Ireson Jr.,
Sgt Wilbur P. L. Kirkpatrick.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando in Xi'an

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
42-107332
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
27019
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest in a ditch. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.