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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 June 1988
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADQ
C/n / msn: 10452
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:36359
Cycles:34203
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14,5 km (9.1 mls) NW of Putao Airport (PBU) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
Destination airport:Putao Airport (PBU/VYPT), Myanmar
Narrative:
Collided with terrain in an attempt to locate clear weather.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/88 (#14)
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Myitkyina Airport to Putao Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (135 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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