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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 21 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADP
C/n / msn: 10357
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:37133
Cycles:35592
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SE of Hopong (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heho Airport (HEH/VYHH), Myanmar
Destination airport:Mong Hsat Airport (MOG/VYMS), Myanmar
Narrative:
The Fokker F-27 flew into a 8200 feet mountain, about 15 minutes after leaving Heho.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 249
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Heho Airport to Mong Hsat Airport as the crow flies is 256 km (160 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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