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Accident description
Last updated: 24 January 2017
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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:Mong Hsat Airport (MOG/VYMS), Myanmar
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.

Sources:
» WCAA
» New Nation 11 September 1977


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Distance from Mong Hsat Airport to Keng Tung Airport as the crow flies is 95 km (59 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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