Accident Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8 31243, Thursday 4 January 2001
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Date:Thursday 4 January 2001
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8
Owner/operator:People's Liberation Army - Air Force - PLAAF
Registration: 31243
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Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Zheng Zou Air Base -   China
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Zhengzhou Air Base
Narrative:
On January 4 two Y-8 transport planes (31242 and 31243) of the Chinese Air Force crashed on approach to Zheng Zou Air Base. One airplane struck a house, killing six people. The other airplane crashed in a field. All sixteen crew members of both Y-8's are reported dead. The exact breakdown (8 each) is assumed. Also, it has not been reported if 31242 or 31243 crashed into the house. To add to the confusion, official reports state that both aircraft crashed as a result of tailplane icing while other reports indicate that both planes collided.

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