Narrative:The aircraft lost height following take-off from runway 06 and struck trees located 400 feet right of the extended centreline. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in a paddy field bursting into flames.
|Date:||Saturday 25 March 1978|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 200|
|C/n / msn:|| 10235|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Total airframe hrs:||28634|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44|
|Total:||Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 16 km N of Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (Myanmar)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar|
|Destination airport:||Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar|
» Aviation News 14.04.1978
» Willem Wendt
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 Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Myitkyina Airport as the crow flies is 946 km (591 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.