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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Friday 3 February 1989
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-AEK
C/n / msn: 10325
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:36361
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Keng Tung Airport (KET/VYKG), Myanmar
The aircraft entered a bank of fog after take-off from runway 03. The F-27 veered left and collided with a tree 500 feet left of the end of the runway. The aircraft impacted the ground in a 3deg. angle and caught fire.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/89 (#19)
» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 PH-SAR
PH-SAR was bought by Fokker from Oman Air in April 1983 and, after a brief lease to EgyptAir, was leased to Burma Airways in May 1984
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Keng Tung Airport as the crow flies is 608 km (380 miles).

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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