Chinese Seaplane crashed during military drill!!!

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  1. bhramos

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    Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A military plane Thursday crashed into the sea off China's eastern Shandong province, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy said.
    The accident occurred around 10 a.m. when the seaplane from the Beihai Fleet was conducting a flight drill above Jiaozhou Bay near Qingdao city, Xinhua quoted the naval authorities as saying.
    A rescue operation was launched, but it was not clear whether there were any casualties.

    Chinese military plane crashes during drill

    i never knew about such planes having in china!!!!
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Looks like they spied on Japan and copy pasta
     
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    It is a Harbin SH-5 Sea-Plane.

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    Harbin SH-5

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    Very unfortunate.

    Now, why did it crash?

    Turbulence?
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    It looks like port side wing float failed on landing, from the photos posed by @pmaitra.
     
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    Looked like a new aircraft and so it is real odd to find that there was a metal fatigue!
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Made in China has never stood for quality. Their metallurgy is far behind India.
     
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    what else you expect from Chinese
     
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    If the port side wing float went too deep into the water upon landing, because the pilot did not keep the aircraft absolutely straight and level (no yaw or roll), the forces on it would have been impossible to withstand. So my guess is pilot error.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    So, you would put it down to poor flying skills?

    You could be right.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    You mentioned air turbulence, and wave height may have been too high (although post-accident photos show calm sea). Landing a flying boat must take exceptional skill.

    See page 24, bottom

    Wings on the River - David Embry Jones - Google Books
     
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    Maybe the Chinese pilot had instructions written in English!
     
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    The last Shuishang Hongzhaji 5 (SH5) was delivered to the North Sea Fleet in 1986, so maybe you mean it looks well maintained... PLANAF pilots have been flying old behemoths like this and the numerous H6 variants it flies for decades now, I wouldn't be so sure on this being pilot error. Looks more like airframe fatigue...

    These are really good long range rescue platforms, maybe the PLANAF should think about requesting a new production line from Harbin...
     
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    Looks can be decieving to the ill-informed. That's why we lesser mortals do a little research. You should try it some time...
     
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    Yes, no one expect you IQ
     
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    Grown in Armand2REP never has a good brain.
     
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    Chinese Seaplane crashed during military drill!!!


    Its a direct insult to COPYRIGHT ACT 420 of Chinese constitution :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    What is official source for information on crashes in China after investigation?

    Then we can stop speculating.
     
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    I am not sure how many of us have thought about the fact that PRC can actually build and put into service an airplane, while India still struggles with its own.
     
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    Perhaps it takes more days to conclude the investigation?

    According to a Chinese source it's called Shuihong-5 (literally Water-bomber :lol: ), about to phase out of service. Now there're totally 3 active after 30 years.
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