Narrative:DC-3 XY-ACL operated on the domestic route Rangoon-Dawei (also known as Tavoy)-Myeik (also known as Mergui) when it approached Mergui runway 01. On finals the left wing of the aircraft struck trees. Control was lost and the aircraft landed heavily 820 feet from the runway threshold, causing the no. 2 engine to separate from its mounts. The DC-3 came to rest 475 feet from the threshold, 50 feet from the edge of the runway. Fire destroyed the forward part of the fuselage.
|Date:||Saturday 10 January 1953|
|Operator:||Union of Burma Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 14373/25818|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dawei Airport (TVY/VYDW), Myanmar|
|Destination airport:||Myeik Airport (MGZ/VYME), Myanmar|
Local airport firefighting services were inadequately equipped.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The crash was attributed to an error of judgement on the part of the pilot, but there was nothing in the evidence to show what may have caused the error nor is there any evidence to show that the error was caused by negligence on the part of the pilot."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (25-26)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dawei Airport to Myeik Airport as the crow flies is 189 km (118 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.