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Chinese military plane crashes in Guizhou

A Chinese Military Plane has crashed during a training flight in Guizhou province in Southwest China.

The aircraft crashed on January 29 afternoon during a training exercise, Chinese PLA Air Force said in a statement.

It is still not clear what type of aircraft was involved in the crashed. But clues from wreckage indicate a PLA Air Force Y-8G SIGINT/ELINT intelligence aircraft was involved. Also the Y-8G fleet of the 20th Special Missions Division is based close to the crash site.

The Chinese manufactured Shaanxi Y-8 is derived from Soviet era Antonov AN-12 transport.

But the aircraft seen flying in the video is not probably the accident aircraft, as it shows an jet engine powered aircraft, either a Boeing 737 or a Airbus A320.

Interestingly PLAAF operates Boeing 737s, which have been modified to serve as airborne command posts.

There are no survivors, as the aircraft has been completely disintegrated following the ground impact and post crash fire.

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Chinese military plane crashes in Guizhou


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