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Shandong

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 Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne IIIA in Jinan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1995 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-3624
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jinan - Jinan
MSN:
42-5501056
YOM:
1990
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Jinan Airport for a local training flight, carrying six pilot under supervision and one instructor. At noon, in unclear circumstances, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Huluyu (540 metres high) and crashed. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Jinan: 38 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-434
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Shanghai – Nankin – Jinan – Beijing
MSN:
27308110
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
CA5109
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
34
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
38
Circumstances:
The approach to Jinan Airport was completed in limited visibility due to freezing fog. On final, the aircraft was too high and landed too far down the runway. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, it overran and came to rest in a ravine, bursting into flames. Three passengers were seriously injured while 38 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who continued the approach and landed the aircraft too down the runway, reducing the landing distance available. Failure of the crew to initiate a go-around and poor visibility due to freezing fog were considered as contributing factors.

Crash of Lockheed RB-69A Neptune in Yantai: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 1964
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
54-4037
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
726-7047
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
13
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Yantai while conducting an ELINT mission. All 13 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed RB-69A Neptune in Shandong: 14 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
54-4039
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
726-7099
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
The Neptune was conducting a low level penetration flight over the Chinese province of Shandong when it was shot down by an SA-2 Guideline missile. Out of control, it crashed in a prairie, killing all 14 occupants.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

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 Curtiss C-46 in Jinan: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located less than 2 km from the airfield. Both pilots and 11 passengers were killed, 36 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It appears that one of the engines failed just after liftoff.