Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 3979 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
Quoting ManuCH (Reply 1): What I find most interesting is that most officials don't give their names, and that others even deny that the crash happened. Hmm...
so what else is new, this is the People's Republic of China you are talking about and the military to boot. If you ask them how many Su27/30/J11s they have lost, officially its probably zero or close to, but there have been enough reports otherwise to suggest they have lost maybe 2 dozen+ by now.
Officials going off record also happens in the west.
Dalavia From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 398 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
There has been a full report in the South China Morning Post, including an official admission at the top level that the crash occurred. The article speculates that the crash may have been a bit "special" because of the high level of seniority of the leader of the crash team investigation sent to look into the incident.
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 3998 posts, RR: 93 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW COMMUNITY MANAGER
Perhaps it wasn't an IL-76 AEW or a transport
HONG KONG, June 6 Kyodo
A military plane that crashed in eastern China last Saturday was not a transport aircraft as authorities announced but a new high-technology aircraft, a military analyst said Tuesday.
''It is not sure if it was a KJ2000,'' said Ping Kefu, editor-in-chief of the military magazine Kanwa Defense Review. ''But it surely was a high and new technology aircraft, and definitely not a transport aircraft as announced.''
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2744 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
PLAAF also fly two versions of the Y-8 AEW. One has a rotodome, the other has a large "brick" suspended over the fuselage like on the SAAB 340 based AEW systems. I've heard rumors that it was a Y-8 based AEW rather than IL-76, but those are just purely rumors.