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Last updated: 14 April 2021
Datum:Montag 22 Dezember 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Fluggesellschaft:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Kennzeichen: S2-ACJ
Werknummer: 11180
Baujahr: 1981-10-16 (16 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15H
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 85
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 89
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5,6 km (3.5 Meilen) von Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL) (   Bangladesh)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh
Flug nach:Sylhet Civil Airport (ZYL/VGSY), Bangladesh
Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight 609 undershot the runway at Sylhet Civil Airport in darkness and in poor weather with visibility reduced by fog. The aircraft had made several attempts to land.

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photo of Fokker-F-284000-S2-ACJ
accident date: 22-12-1997
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
registration: S2-ACJ

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-Zia International Airport to Sylhet Civil Airport as the crow flies is 193 km (121 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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