Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 8 September 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-AEH
C/n / msn: 540
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt. Loi Hsam Hsao (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Keng Tung Airport (KET/VYKG), Myanmar
Narrative:
The aircraft failed to arrive at its destination. The wreckage was found three days later. The aircraft had struck a mountain.

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