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XIAN Xian MA60

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MA60
Aircraft
Name Xian MA60
Manufacturer XIAN
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
APC B
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

XIAN MA-60


XIAN Xian MA60

XIAN Xian MA60 XIAN Xian MA60 3D

Description

The Xian MA60 is a turboprop-powered airliner made by China's Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I). The MA60 is a stretched version of the Xian Y7-200A, which was produced based on the An-24 to operate in rugged conditions with limited ground support and has short take-off and landing (STOL) capability.

Technical Data

Wing span 24.71 m81.07 ft
Length 29.20 m95.801 ft
Height 8.86 m29.068 ft
Powerplant 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J Turboprop, 2,051 kW (2,750 shp) each
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 240 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1800 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1600 m
MTOW 2180021,800 kg
21.8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL280 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 800800 nm
1,481,600 m
1,481.6 km
4,860,892.392 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving MA60

  • MA60, Kupang Indonesia, 2013 (On 10 June 2013, a Merpati Nusantara Xian MA60 flown by a First Officer undergoing supervised line training made an unstable visual approach at destination which culminated in a sudden further increase in the rate of descent. The aircraft initially touched down on the runway with a vertical acceleration of 6g and then, after a bounce of -3g, stopped in 200 metres. The impact resulted in the wing box separating from the fuselage. The Investigation found that the Power Levers had been unintentionally moved into the ground range shortly before touchdown without either pilot being aware.)
  • MA60, en route, west of Bima Indonesia, 2011 (On 12 December 2011, the crew of a Xian MA60 delayed their response to an engine fire warning until the existence of a fire had been confirmed by visual inspection and then failed to follow the memory engine shutdown drill properly so that fire continued for considerably longer than it should have. The Investigation found that an improperly tightened fuel line coupling which had been getting slowly but progressively worse during earlier flights had caused the fire. It was also concluded that the pilots' delay in responding to the fire had prolonged risk exposure and "jeopardised the safety of the flight".)
  • MA60, vicinity Kaimana West Papua Indonesia, 2011 (On 7 May 2011, the crew of a Xian MA60 lost control of their aircraft during an attempted go around at Kaimana after failing to obtain sufficient visual reference to complete the approach despite a significant violation of the minima for the required visual-only approach. The aircraft was destroyed by the high speed impact and all occupants were killed. The Investigation found that the crew had comprehensively failed to conduct the go around procedure as prescribed and it was suspected that the new-to-type Captain may have reverted to procedures for his previous jet aircraft type after ineffective type conversion training.)