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Accident description
Last updated: 28 March 2015
Date:Monday 22 December 1997
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Registration: S2-ACJ
C/n / msn: 11180
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) from Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Flightnumber: 609
The aircraft force landed on it's belly in a paddy field, short of the runway.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Dhaka-Zia International Airport to Sylhet Civil Airport as the crow flies is 193 km (121 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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