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Last updated: 27 March 2019
Datum:Dienstag 19 Februar 2008
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212
Fluggesellschaft:Air Bagan
Kennzeichen: XY-AIE
Werknummer: 458
Baujahr: 1995-06-20 (12 years 8 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 57
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Putao Airport (PBU) (   Myanmar)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Putao Airport (PBU/VYPT), Myanmar
Flug nach:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
Flugnummer: 252
The crew reportedly had to abort takeoff due to engine problems. The ATR-72 failed to stop within the remaining runway length and overran by 100 feet. It went up an embankment, causing the fuselage to break in two just forward of the wing.
Putao's singe runway (17/35) measures 7000 x 100 feet.


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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 Putao Airport to Myitkyina Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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