Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 August 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Union of Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ACM
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S off Thandwe Airport (SNW) (   Myanmar) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Thandwe Airport (SNW/VYTD), Myanmar
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea just after taking off.

Sources:
» Reading Eagle - Aug 18, 1972


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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.
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