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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 26 May 1998
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II
Operator:MIAT - Mongolian Airlines
Registration: JU-1017
C/n / msn: 0064
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W of Erdenet (   Mongolia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Erdenet Airport (ERT), Mongolia
Destination airport:Moron Airport (MXV/ZMMN), Mongolia
Narrative:
The Y-12 carried 26 passengers (14 adults and 12 children) when it took off from Erdenet at 09:17. About 13 minutes into the flight to Moron, the aircraft crashed near the top of a 6500 feet mountain. The Y-12 is designed to carry about 19 passengers.

Sources:
» Flight International 03-09.06.1998 (12)
» Scramble 233
» CAA of Mongolia


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Distance from Erdenet Airport to Moron Airport as the crow flies is 299 km (187 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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