Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 8 October 1983
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-AEE
C/n / msn: 512
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lonkin (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lonkin, Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine failed on climbout. The Twin Otter struck trees on a high ground while turning left.

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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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