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Crash of an ATR72-500 in Sandoway

Date & Time: Feb 17, 2012 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AIT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Heho - Sandoway
MSN:
543
YOM:
1998
Flight number:
KBZ243
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Heho, aircraft bounced several times on landing on runway 20, some 1,500 feet past its threshold. The last bounce was very rough so the nose gear collapsed. Aircraft skidded on runway and overrun. On soft ground, both main landing gears collapsed and aircraft hit a sand pile before coming to rest. while all 54 occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair as some blade of the right engine penetrated the fuselage after they hit the sand pile. It appears that the copilot was the PIC at the time of the accident and the approach configuration was not appropriate.

Crash of a Fokker F28 in Sittwe

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2009 at 0820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon-Sittwe
MSN:
11114
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
UB409
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
62
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 11, right landing gear failed. Aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest near a fence. Three occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. VASIS, runway threshold and edge lights were out of service at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Sandoway: 16 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 1998 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AES
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sandoway-Kyaukpyu
MSN:
10576
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
UB403
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
41
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16

Crash of a Vickers 761D Viscount in Akyab

Date & Time: Aug 24, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ADF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yangon - Akyab
MSN:
188
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the airplane too far down the runway (about 450 meters past the runway threshold). After touchdown, unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran and came to rest few dozen meters further. All 43 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK off Sandoway: 28 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ACM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sandoway - Yangon
MSN:
15534/26979
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
28
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Sandoway Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea (Gulf of Bengal). Three passengers were rescued while 28 other occupants were killed.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson I in Sandoway

Date & Time: Feb 9, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VR-HDX
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on approach to Sandoway Airport. The aircraft was written off but there were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-25-DK Dakota C.4 in Akyab

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
KN306
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15812/32560
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the aircraft went out of control, skidded, veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames into a ditch. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 Dakota IV off Akyab: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
KN556
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
16420/33168
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was able to leave its departure point at 1007LT only because the runway was unserviceable due to heavy rain falls. Enroute, no further contact was made with the ground and the aircraft failed to arrive at Taungoo Airfield, the final destination. SAR operations were conducted and the wreckage and all five dead bodies were found a day later by two fishermen in the mouth of a river near Akyab.
Crew (194th Squadron):
F/L T. L. Mumby 4.