J-10B crashes near Chengdu

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    A Chengdu J-10B fighter crashed on 15 November in Pi county (Pi Xian) near Chengdu city in Sichuan province, Chinese media reported. The pilot ejected safely and landed in a field.

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    The aircraft landed in an artificial lake located inside a newly constructed residential compound in Pitong Town (Pitong Zhen), the seat of Pi county government. At least seven people were injured, including three suffering "serious burns", media reported. The site was cordoned off by police in riot gear.

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    The J-10B was reportedly powered by a Saturn AL-31FN turbofan. (Chinese internet)The J-10B was reportedly powered by a Saturn AL-31FN turbofan. (Chinese internet)

    Pi county is located about 12 km northwest of the facilities of the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC), the J-10B's manufacturer. The J-10B is an improved variant of the J-10 and its development programme only recently finished. The crashed fighter was painted in yellow, indicating it was a either a new aircraft or a prototype.

    The J-10B's yellow paint scheme suggests it is either a testbed or a new aircraft. (Chinese internet)The J-10B's yellow paint scheme suggests it is either a testbed or a new aircraft. (Chinese internet)

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    Photos of the crash site show the engine, identified by Chinese media as a Saturn AL-31FN turbofan, largely intact. The J-10 and J-10B are powered by the AL-31F, although China is developing its own WS-10 turbofan to replace Russian-made engines.

    J-10B crashes near Chengdu - IHS Jane's 360
     
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  3. CCP

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    Majority of J-10B are equipped with WS-10A , and some early batches will be still equipped AL-31 because we imported too many of them.
     
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    The moral of the stunt is(pointing more to the INTACT engine, the photos specifically highlighting it):rolleyes:

    WS-10A the Chinese variant is better than AL-31.

    Another publicity stunt!! :lol:
     
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    That is the plan but we don't know if WS-10A is stable enough to power single engine fighter. So, we have to wait.
     
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    Well, if you don't know something then you better keep shut on it.

    FYI, there was a interview at Liyang co. this week.
     
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  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Very unfortunate.

    Hope all injured have recovered.
     

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