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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Friday 2 July 1999
Time:14:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Myanma Airways
Registration: XY-AEO
C/n / msn: 10594
First flight: 1979-10-25 (19 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 14 km E of Sittwe-Civil Airport (AKY) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Sittwe-Civil Airport (AKY/VYSW), Myanmar
Narrative:
The Fokker F-27 plane was on operating on a cargo flight, carrying construction materials, from Yangon to Sittwe, and took off at the Yangon Airport at about 13:00 local time.
The aircraft crashed into a cloud-covered ridge at 270 m/880 feet while approaching Sittwe runway 29.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» World Airline Accident Summary- Airclaims
» Xinhua News Agency


Photos

photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 N423SA
N423SA was sold to Fokker in 1987 and moved on to Burma Airways.
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Map
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 Sittwe-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 494 km (309 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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