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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time:13:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shaanxi Y-8F-200W
Operator:Tatmadaw Lei (Myanmar Air Force)
Registration: 5820
C/n / msn:
First flight: 2016
Total airframe hrs:809
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 108
Total:Fatalities: 122 / Occupants: 122
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Dawei (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Myeik Airport (MGZ/VYME), Myanmar
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Narrative:
A Shaanxi Y-8-200F transport plane operated by the Myanmar Air Force impacted the sea during a flight from Myeik to Yangon in Myanmar. The aircraft carried military personnel and family members and had departed Yangon on a flight to Dawei, Myeik and Bokpyin and back to Yangon via Myeik. On its return, the aircraft arrived in Myeik at 11:55, and departed for Yangon at 13:06 local time. The aircraft climbed to FL180 and proceeded along the coast. It passed two areas with cumulonimbus clouds and the flight crew activated the wing anti-icing. At 13:31 hours an alarm was triggered, indicating engine air inlet icing. At the same time, while flying in the vicinity of another area with cumulonimbus clouds, cross wind increased from 8 knots to 42 knots.
In these conditions the aircraft stalled and entered a spin. The flight crew failed to recover from the spin and the aircraft impacted the sea.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» https://twitter.com/MayWongCNA
» Myanmar Chief of Defense (Facebook)
» Transport plane crashed due to adverse weather: investigators (Global New Light of Myanmar, 19-7-2017)


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Distance from Myeik Airport to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport as the crow flies is 561 km (351 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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