Narrative:The no. 4 engine failed shortly after take-off. The prop was feathered, but a fire developed and the aircraft was seen to crash into the sea on fire, 8 minutes after take-off.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of control following in-flight separation of the right-hand outboard wing section and the no.4 engine. These failures followed a no.4 engine failure, an internal engine fire and a fire in the aircraft fuel system eventually resulting in a massive external fire."
Official accident investigation report
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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 1702 km (1064 miles).