Crash of an ATR72-212 in Yangon

Date & Time: Jul 24, 2015 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AIH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mandalay – Yangon
MSN:
469
YOM:
16
Flight number:
JAB424
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport was completed in poor weather conditions with low visibility due to heavy rain falls. Upon touchdown on runway 21, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft run for 1,100 meters then veered off the runway to the left. When coming into soft ground, the nose gear collapsed as well and the aircraft came to rest 75 feet left to the runway. One passenger was slightly injured and all 53 other occupants were evacuated safely. The aircraft was seriously damaged and later damaged beyond repair during recovery operations.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Heho: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 25, 2012 at 0850 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AGC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mandalay - Heho
MSN:
11327
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
JAB011
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
65
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Heho in poor visibility due to fog, aircraft was too low and hit power cables and tree tops along the national highway # 4. Aircraft continued its descent and hit the ground in an open field located one km short of runway 36. Aircraft skidded on ground for several meters before coming to rest in flames near the Inle Lake. While the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire, most of the occupants escaped but a boy aged 11 was killed. A man biking on the ground was also killed. For undetermined reason, crew as approaching the airport at a too low altitude.

Crash of a Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B in Mandalay: 43 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 1980 at 0620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5003
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Mandalay - Yangon
MSN:
545
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
43
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Mandalay-Chianmyathazi (Annisaton) Airport, while in initial climb, the crew reported an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. Following a circuit, on final, the airplane lost height and crashed on a tobacco factory. The airplane and the factory were totally destroyed. A passenger was seriously injured while 43 other occupants were killed. There were no casualties on the ground.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after takeoff for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Mandalay: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10572
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
854
Aircraft flight cycles:
796
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Mandalay Airport, while climbing, both engines lost power. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing on a sandy area located in the bed of the Irrawady River, some 6 km west of the airport. A crew member and a passenger were killed while all other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Loss of power on both engines during initial climb for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Möng Pa-liao: 32 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
UB-BG707
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tachilek – Mandalay
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
32
Circumstances:
Few minutes after its takeoff from Tachilek Airport, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located in Möng Pa-liao, some 57 km northeast of Tachilek Airport (coordinates N 20 50' 26" E 100° 20' 51"). The aircraft was destroyed and all 32 occupants were killed, among them 11 civilians.
Probable cause:
It is believed the accident was the consequence of a loss of control caused by an engine failure.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DK near Thazi: 12 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 1956
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Yangon – Mandalay
MSN:
14348/25793
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Struck Mt Pindaya near Thazi while flying from Yangon to Mandalay. Ten people were rescued while twelve occupants were killed in the accident.