Crash of a Fokker F27 in Mawlamyine

Date & Time: Aug 19, 1980 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon-Moulmein
MSN:
10313
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
27365
Aircraft flight cycles:
27058

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

Date & Time: Jan 24, 1980 at 0620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5003
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mandalay-Rangoon
MSN:
545
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
UBAF003
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
43

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 De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Papun: 14 killed

Date & Time: Aug 26, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AEI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Papun - Yangon
MSN:
541
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Papun Airport runway 18, while climbing to a height of 400 feet, the airplane suffered an explosion and crashed. All 14 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Yangon: 48 killed

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1978 at 0656 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yangon – Myitkyina
MSN:
10235
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
48
Aircraft flight hours:
28634
Aircraft flight cycles:
30355
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, the twin engine airplane encountered difficulties to gain height. It struck tree tops located about 150 meters past the runway end, stalled and crashed in flames in a wooded area. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 48 occupants were killed, among them seven Germans, six Japanese, Two French, two Swiss, two Australians and one Briton.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Keng Tung: 25 killed

Date & Time: Sep 8, 1977
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AEH
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mong Hsat - Keng Tung
MSN:
540
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
25
Circumstances:
On approach to Keng Tung Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Loi Hsam Hsao located few km from the airport. The wreckage was found three days later and all 25 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Bassein

Date & Time: Apr 30, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADM
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10237
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19441
Aircraft flight cycles:
20658
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Bassein Airport, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and lost its nose gear before coming to rest. All 40 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who landed too far down the runway, reducing the landing distance available.