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The collapse of a military aircraft Y-8 in China

Chinese media reported on the collapse of the military aircraft of the PRC Air Force in the south-west of the country. According to some reports, the plane made a scheduled training flight and fell in the mountainous province of Guizhou. According to the latest information, at least two people were aboard the aircraft (presumably one of them is a student of the PLA Air Force Academy). Information about survivors in the crash at the moment no.

The collapse of a military aircraft Y-8 in China

We are talking about the Y-8GX-3 aircraft (the Chinese version of the An-12 aircraft, produced under the appropriate license). Aircraft Y-8 is usually used to carry out intelligence functions and provide communication for interaction with land units, as well as these units among themselves.

The crash occurred a few kilometers from the 30 of the PLA Air Force Base in Xuyang District.

The footage of the wreckage of the crashed Y-8GX-3 was found on YouTube. You can see the burning part of the fuselage and the inner skin. The scatter area of ​​the debris of a military aircraft was more than 1000 sq.m.

Search and rescue operation at the crash site continues. The PLA Air Force press service does not provide any other details at this moment.
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  1. vlad66
    vlad66 30 January 2018 14: 04
    Judging by the footage, hardly anyone survived. request Condolences to the Chinese.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 30 January 2018 14: 17
      this type of aircraft is Y-8GX-3.
  2. sabakina
    sabakina 30 January 2018 15: 00
    Good old four-engine AN-12 ... What could have happened there? Only a pilot error ... I remember the Soviet film about the IL-18 "Wingspan", which flew with two engines ...
    1. Nemesis
      Nemesis 30 January 2018 20: 51
      Do not confuse the An-12 with the Il-18. Il-18 is much more reliable, it has two generators, on two different engines. On the American Electra (a passenger version of the NATO plane Orion), for example, there is only 1 generator and the failure of the engine on which this generator stands is death.
    2. igorka357
      igorka357 31 January 2018 16: 03
      Strange, but the failure of hydraulics, for example, the failure of mechanics .. yes, there are reasons for the steamer when the plane crashes with fully working engines!
  3. UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 30 January 2018 19: 57
    Two people on the AN-12? There is more crew for any, especially one cadet.
    1. Inuki
      Inuki 1 February 2018 17: 40
      12 corpses. 5 crew members and 7 operators of electronic warfare equipment.
  4. Nemesis
    Nemesis 30 January 2018 20: 48
    An-12 was originally a very unreliable and ill-conceived aircraft. If we take, for example, engine failure, then in order to crash into the An-12, most often the failure of 1 engine out of 4 available was enough. For comparison - In order to ditch on the IL-18, most often it was necessary to fail 2 engines out of 4. The reason is that the IL-18 has two generators, on two different engines, and the machine itself is more stable.
  5. gla172
    gla172 31 January 2018 15: 53
    ... the family of "Antonov" aircraft is not the most whimsical and reliable ... sorry ... grief for someone ... condolences ...
  6. Inuki
    Inuki 1 February 2018 17: 38
    This is Y-8GX-4. An electronic warfare plane, not a VKP.