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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188118
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:14-JUN-2016
Time:11:45AM
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-2
Owner/operator:Tatmadaw Lei (Myanmar Air Force)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:150 km NE Yangon, Bago division, Daik U -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Taungoo
Destination airport:Hmawbi
Narrative:
The Mi-2 helicopter, having undergone major maintenance at Meiktila Air Base, took off around 09:00 for Tenasserimís Myeik Air Base. An intermediate stop was made in Taungoo to refuel. It then continued toward Hmawbi, in Rangoon Division. Due to bad weather, it crashed before reaching its final destination.
The Mi-2 helicopter was flying from Meiktila to Hmawbi yesterday morning, but went down around mile post 72 along the Yangon-Mandalay highway, according to a statement released by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
The helicopter took off at 8:40am yesterday following repairs at the Meiktila Air Force Base. It stopped at Taungoo Air Force Base at 10:30am for a fuel refill and kept flying toward Hmawbi at 11:30am. The aircraft crashed into a ravine near Gonenyin creek, in Bago Regionís Daik-U township.
According to yesterdayís statement the three crew members died instantly.
According to the Defence Services, pilot Major Yan Naing Htoo, associate pilot Captain Tun Tun Naing and Sergeant Tin Tun Lwin were all onboard.

Sources:

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/3-officers-killed-in-myanmar-military-helicopter-crash/
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/military-chopper-crashes-kills-three.html
http://www.thithtoolwin.com/2016/06/blog-post_592.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2016 10:36 plcedi Added
14-Jun-2016 15:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
14-Jun-2016 18:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Jun-2016 18:46 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source]
15-Jun-2016 07:18 Anon. Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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