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Last updated: 17 February 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 27 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Myanma Airways
Registration: XY-AES
C/n / msn: 10576
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thandwe Airport (SNW) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Thandwe Airport (SNW/VYTD), Myanmar
Destination airport:Kyaukpyu Airport (KYP/VYKP), Myanmar
The aircraft reportedly suffered a no. 2 engine failure on takeoff. The F-27 swerved to the right off the runway, collided with an embankment and caught fire.

Loss of control

» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#38)
» Scramble 225


photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 XY-AES
photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 OY-SRC
OY-SRC was sold to Myanma Airways in October 1994.
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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 Thandwe Airport to Kyaukpyu Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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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