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Tanintharyi Region

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Mergui: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1996 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AET
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon-Mergui
MSN:
10433
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
UB309
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Kawthaung

Date & Time: Oct 6, 1993 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AEP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon-Kawthaung
MSN:
10593
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
41
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DK in Mergui

Date & Time: Jan 10, 1953
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ACL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon – Tavoy – Mergui
MSN:
14373/25818
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The accident took place while the aircraft was approaching to land at Mergui Airstrip on Runway 01 on a schedule Rangoon - Tavoy - Mergui flight with 15 passengers and 3 crew. The port wing of the aircraft hit trees on its final approach and the aircraft landed heavily about 820 feet from the threshold of the runway. On impact with the ground, the starboard engine became detached from the aircraft and the aircraft ran along on its port wheels and starboard propeller approximately 270 feet and finally came to rest about 475 feet from the threshold and approximately 50 feet from the edge of the runway. Fire broke out on the starboard side, possibly due to severed fuel lines and electrical short circuits. The fire consumed the forward portion of the aircraft up to the main rear entrance door. The wings sustained damage but were not consumed by the fire. The crew and passengers were safely evacuated although two of the passengers sustained minor injuries. The fire fighting equipment at the aerodrome was totally inadequate and the local fire brigade with its 400 gallons of plain water could not save the aircraft.
Probable cause:
The crash was attributed to an error of judgment on the part of the pilot, but there was nothing in the evidence to show what may have caused the error nor is there any evidence to show that the error was caused by negligence on the part of the pilot.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK Dakota IV in Victoria Point: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1946
Operator:
Registration:
KN229
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Victoria Point - Victoria Point
MSN:
15652/27097
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
After been reassigned to the 194th Squadron, the crew decided to perform a last overflight of the airbase at Victoria Point (now Kawthaung), south of Burma. During the last low pass, a wing hit the tail of another RAF C-47 parked on the apron and registered KN206. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion, killing all five crewmen. Both aircraft were destroyed.
Probable cause:
The crew misjudged the distance between the airplane and the ground and performed a too low pass. Lack of discipline.