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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Monday 2 September 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 650 Citation VI
Operator:CAAC Air Traffic Management Bureau
Registration: B-7023
MSN: 650-0221
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3B-100S
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Xichang (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Xichang Airport (XIC/ZUXC), China
Destination airport:Xichang Airport (XIC/ZUXC), China
The Citation VI operated on a calibration flight to check the Xichang Airport (XIC) ILS of runway 36. While circling for another approach, the aircraft collided with the wooded slope of the mountain at a height of 2560 m which was shrouded in clouds. Airfield elevation is 1560 m and missed approach procedures call for a climb to an altitude of 2750 m before turning left.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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