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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Friday 6 October 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship
Operator:Myanma Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Aircraft damage: None
Location:U-Tapao (UTP) (   Thailand)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Myeik Airport (MGZ/VYME), Myanmar
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Narrative:
Two Burmese students hijacked a Fokker F-28. The hijackers threatened to blow up the aircraft if the Burmese government did not agree to several political demands. The aircraft landed at Utapao Naval Air Station, Bangkok, Thailand and the hijacker surrendered to police.
Authorities found two explosive devices in a detergent box on the aircraft.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Myeik Airport to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport as the crow flies is 561 km (351 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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