Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 19 March 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-40-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Union of Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADB
C/n / msn: 16769/33517
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Loikaw Airport (LIW) (   Myanmar) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Loikaw Airport (LIW/VYLK), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Collision with an obstruction on take-off caused the aircraft to crash. The DC-3 caught fire and was damaged beyond repair.

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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.
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