Narrative:The crew reportedly had to abort takeoff due to engine problems. The ATR-72 failed to stop within the remaining runway length and overran by 100 feet. It went up an embankment, causing the fuselage to break in two just forward of the wing.
|Date:||19 FEB 2008|
|C/n / msn:|| 458|
|First flight:|| 1995-06-20 (12 years 8 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Putao Airport (PBU) (Myanmar)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Putao Airport (PBU/VYPT), Myanmar|
|Destination airport:||Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar|
Putao's singe runway (17/35) measures 7000 x 100 feet.
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 Putao Airport to Myitkyina Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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.