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Last updated: 19 September 2018
Date:Sunday 20 July 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212
Operator:United Airways
Registration: S2-AFN
C/n / msn: 379
First flight: 1993-11-08 (20 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dhaka-Shahjalal International Airport (DAC/VGHS), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB/VGCB), Bangladesh
Flightnumber: 501
A United Airways ATR-72-212, S2-AFN, was damaged in a landing accident at Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB), Bangladesh. The airplane had arrived from Dhaka as United Airways' flight 501. After landing the nose gear collapsed, causing severe damage to the forward fuselage of the airplane.
The airplane was removed from the runway after 22 hours.


» The Daily Star


photo of ATR-72-212 S2-AFN
photo of ATR-72-212
D-ACCC became 5H-PAQ, N379FA, PK-MFA and was registered S2-AFN in 2011
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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 Dhaka-Shahjalal International Airport to Cox's Bazar Airport as the crow flies is 309 km (193 miles).

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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