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Chinese Military Air Crash Today  
User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

I just heard a report on the radio here in Hong Kong that a Chinese military transport plane with 40 on board crashed in Anhui province.

I can't find any other reports of the incident.

Does anyone have some information, especially the type of plane involved?

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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3454 times:
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Here's a report:

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/as...6/04/china.air.crash.ap/index.html

What I find most interesting is that most officials don't give their names, and that others even deny that the crash happened. Hmm...

-Manuel



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User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Another update on the air crash can be seen at the following link:

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...AB-B7B8-4F9A-AC04-E83C18E2C710.htm

However, it seems very difficult to get news of this crash.

Any information on the type of aircraft involved would be appreciated.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4869 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3196 times:
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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.


User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 819 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Anyone know what type of plane?

User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2915 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.

Still nothing on the type of aircraft however.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12178 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

www.scmp.com says it is an "early warning aircraft". Doesn't the PRCAF fly a few IL-76 AEWs?

User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4217 posts, RR: 89
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
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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.''


[END - Fair use excerpt Kanwa Defense Review]

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2838 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.


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