Accident Diamond DA42 Twin Star B-9438, Monday 13 January 2020
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Date:Monday 13 January 2020
Time:11:58:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Hainan Aviation Academy
Registration: B-9438
MSN: 42.402
Year of manufacture:2011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Changyang County, Yichang, Hubei Province -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Yichang Airport (YIH/ZHYC)
Destination airport:Enshi Airport (ENH/ZHES)
Investigating agency: CAAC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Flight number:HNX8602. Owing to improper pre-flight planning, this DA42 flew into icing conditions and could not maintain altitude. The plane kept descending until crashing onto a wooded mountain slope. Examination of the wreckage showed that the crew had configured the plane for emergency landing, but the crash proved unsurvivable.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAAC
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2020-01-13/3-reported-killed-in-crash-of-trainer-plane-in-china
https://www.yicai.com/news/100466788.html
https://www.docin.com/p-2334189798.html
Aviation Safety Council of CAAC Central and Southern Regional Administration. CAAC Civil Aircraft Accident Investigation Report No. CSCS_AAR_2020_01. 2020/03/10. (in Chinese)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2020 11:56 gerard57 Added
13-Jan-2020 16:42 Dmitriy Updated [Aircraft type, Source, ]
14-Jan-2020 14:31 gerard57 Updated [Location, Narrative, ]
10-Mar-2021 07:04 Chester.Chan Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, ]

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