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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Sunday 5 August 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Registration: S2-ABJ
C/n / msn: 10453
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:15595
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) NW of Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chittagong-Patenga Airport (CGP/VGEG), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh
The F-27 crew first tried to make a VOR approach to runway 32. Since they didn't see the runway, a missed approach was executed. The crew then tried to make an ILS approach for runway 14. Again a missed approach was executed. On the second attempt for runway 14, the aircraft crashed into the water, 550 m short of the runway threshold.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

» Willem Wendt


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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 Chittagong-Patenga Airport to Dhaka-Zia International Airport as the crow flies is 227 km (142 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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