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Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:17 pm

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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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:24 pm

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...

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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:18 am

Anyone know what type of plane?
 
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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:58 pm

www.scmp.com says it is an "early warning aircraft". Doesn't the PRCAF fly a few IL-76 AEWs?
 
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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:22 pm

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.''


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RE: Chinese Military Air Crash Today

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:52 pm

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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