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Crash of an ATR72-500 in Dhaka

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2012 at 0851 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
60314
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bangkok - Dhaka
MSN:
881
YOM:
2009
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Dhaka-Shahjalal Airport, aircraft veered off runway to the right, hit an embankment, lost its undercarriage and came to rest against a concrete wall with its right wing partially sheared off. All occupants were evacuated while two passengers were slightly injured.

Crash of a Boeing 747-300 in Dhaka

Date & Time: Mar 25, 2008 at 0827 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TF-ARS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Médina-Dacca
MSN:
22996/586
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
SV810
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
19
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
307
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

After landing on runway 14, the nr 3 engine caught fire. The aircraft exit the runway and stopped. All 326 occupants escaped without any injury but the fire destroyed the right part of the 747. A fuel leak on engine nr 3 was noted.

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Dhaka

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2003 at 0638 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5X-AMW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dacca-Amman
MSN:
20723
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On takeoff roll, the crew decided to abort but the aircraft did not decelerate as expected and overran the runway by 450 metres. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest in a marsh.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Dhaka: 49 killed

Date & Time: Aug 5, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S2-ABJ
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chittagong - Dhaka
MSN:
10453
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Aircraft flight hours:
15595
Aircraft flight cycles:
24085
Circumstances:
On approach to Dhaka-Zia Ul-Haq Airport runway 32, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to heavy rain falls. The captain abandoned the approach and initiated a go-around maneuver. Few minutes later, he attempted a second approach to runway 14 but again was forced to make a go-around. During a third attempt to land on runway 14, the crew descended below the MDA until the aircraft struck the ground and crashed in a swampy area located about 550 meters short of runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 49 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue the approach below the MDA without any visual contact with the ground/runway.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Sabhar

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S2-ABG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhaka - Dhaka
MSN:
10308
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19210
Aircraft flight cycles:
24081
Circumstances:
The crew departed Dhaka Airport for a local training flight. While cruising at an altitude of 8,000 feet, the crew initiated a stall test program when both engines flamed out. Several attempts to restart the engines failed so the instructor regained control and attempted an emergency landing in Sabhar, about 15 km west of Dhaka Airport. On touchdown, the airplane struck an embankment, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. While all four crew members escaped with minor injuries, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine flameout for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Dhaka: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dhaka - Dhaka
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On final approach to Dhaka Airport, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all five crew members who were completing a local training flight.

Crash of a Canadair CL-44J in Dhaka: 8 killed

Date & Time: Dec 2, 1970 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TF-LLG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Hamburg – Tehran - Dhaka
MSN:
36
YOM:
1964
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a humanitarian flight from Hamburg to Dhaka with an intermediate stop in Tehran, carrying a crew of four and 27,5 tons of foods on behalf of the International Red Cross Comity. On final approach to Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport, the airplane went out of control and crashed onto several houses located in a district 10 km northwest of the airport. All four crew members were killed as well as four people on the ground.
Probable cause:
It appeared that the hydraulic gust lock system activated in flight, causing the controls to lock. It is believed the rudder was blocked in neutral position and the ailerons in a upper position. Also, it is believed that hydraulic back pressure had built up because of a malfunctioning switch valve when hydraulics where armed on descent. The aircraft already suffered a major hydraulic contamination during a previous flight in the Azores Islands. On takeoff, both hydraulic pumps failed, causing a total hydraulic loss and forcing the crew to fly gear down to Madrid.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Dhaka

Date & Time: Jun 25, 1964
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-ALO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karachi – Hyderabad – Dhaka
MSN:
10165
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
7016
Aircraft flight cycles:
8325
Circumstances:
The crew started the approach to Tejgaon AFB in marginal weather conditions. During the last segment, the airplane lost height and struck the runway surface. At impact, both wings were partially sheared off and the airplane came to rest. Five occupants were injured while all other occupants were unhurt. At the time of the accident, a squall line was passing over the airport with turbulences and heavy rain falls.
Probable cause:
It is believed the loss of control on short final was caused by strong downdrafts and/or windshear.