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Date:Sunday 11 October 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-AEL
C/n / msn: 10689
First flight: 1985
Total airframe hrs:3958
Cycles:3799
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) S of Pa-An (   Myanmar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Nyaung-u Airport (NYU/VYBG), Myanmar
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into a 1500 feet high mountain.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Nyaung-u Airport as the crow flies is 489 km (305 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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