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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Monday 15 December 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Registration: B-3413
MSN: 37308907
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lanzhou-Zhongchuan Airport (LHW) (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lanzhou-Zhongchuan Airport (LHW/ZLLL), China
Destination airport:Xian-Xiguan Airport (SIA/ZLXG), China
The Antonov crashed while returning to the airport 30 minutes after takeoff with a feathered no. 2 prop. The engine had failed in severe icing conditions.
Final destination of the flight was Chengdu.

» Aviation Letter 243
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» Spokane Chronicle - Dec 15, 1986
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lanzhou-Zhongchuan Airport to Xian-Xiguan Airport as the crow flies is 512 km (320 miles).

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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