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Last updated: 23 June 2017
Date:Wednesday 7 June 2017
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)
Departure airport:Myeik Airport (MGZ/VYME), Myanmar
Destination airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
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. Last contact with the flight was about 20 miles west of Dawei.
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, it 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. Last contact was lost at 13:35 hours when the aircraft was at coordinates 13.48, 98.02.
Debris was found at sea the next day and 31 bodies were found. Ten more bodies were found the day after with little hope of finding survivors.

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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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