Narrative:The aircraft crashed into the sea just after taking off.
|Date:||Wednesday 16 August 1972|
|C/n / msn:|| 15534/26979|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 31 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||S off Thandwe Airport (SNW) (Myanmar)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Thandwe Airport (SNW/VYTD), Myanmar|
|Destination airport:||Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar|
» Reading Eagle - Aug 18, 1972
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 Thandwe Airport to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (162 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.