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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 26 August 1978
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-AEI
C/n / msn: 541
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Papun Airport (PPU) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Papun Airport (PPU/VYPP), Myanmar
Destination airport:Bagan Airport (BPE/VYBG), Myanmar
Narrative:
The aircraft climbed to 400 feet after takeoff from runway 18 and crashed.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 28 August 1978


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Distance from Papun Airport to Bagan Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (270 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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