Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 March 1978
Time:06:56
Type:Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADK
C/n / msn: 10235
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:28634
Cycles:30355
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 16 km N of Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
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.

Sources:
» Aviation News 14.04.1978
» Willem Wendt


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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.
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