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Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-Q402 in Yangon

Date & Time: May 8, 2019 at 1822 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S2-AGQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhaka - Yangon
MSN:
4367
YOM:
2011
Flight number:
BG060
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
29
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Dhaka, the crew started the approach to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport in poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and variable wind gusting to 20 knots. After touchdown on runway 21, the airplane went out of control and veered off runway to the left. It lost its undercarriage and slid for several metres before coming to rest, broken in three. All 33 occupants were evacuated, among them 19 were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

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 F27 in Rangoon: 26 killed

Date & Time: Feb 3, 1989 at 0741 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-AEK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rangoon-Kengtung
MSN:
10325
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Aircraft flight hours:
36361
Aircraft flight cycles:
45648

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 DH.104 Dove I in Yangon

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XY-ABR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04195
YOM:
1948
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft commenced a normal take-off and when airborne, "wheels up" was selected. Since sticking of the undercarriage selector knob was experienced the radio operator was requested to operate the undercarriage safety switch. The undercarriage retracted normally and the aircraft immediately sank and struck the runway. The pilot shut off power and the aircraft slid at high speed for a considerable distance down the runway. The aircraft caught fire but all passengers and crew were evacuated safely before the aircraft was almost completely destroyed. The pilot-in-command stated in his evidence that he had no idea of the airspeed at the time he retracted the undercarriage but he was satisfied that he had the safety speed. Although 'Pilots notes' give 20 degrees of flap for take-off no flap was used in this case as the pilot felt that, in the event of engine failure after take-off, 20 degrees flap would make it more difficult to handle the aircraft on one engine. It was brought out in the evidence that in handling the undercarriage lever, which is at times awkward to operate in Dove aircraft, the attention of the pilot can be distracted from actual flight.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the combination of the following factors:
- The aircraft was pulled off after too short a take-off run at a low speed.
- The undercarriage was retracted too early and before safety speed was reached, whilst still at a very low altitude.
- The aircraft sank back on to the runway before the safety speed was reached. This my be due to either a thermal disturbance or to the fact that the pilot's attention was distracted by difficulty in retracting the undercarriage.
- The aircraft caught fire to the rear of the starboard engine nacelle while still sliding down the PSP runway, due possibly to the fracture of petrol pipes and electrical circuits.
- The pilot failed to operate the fire extinguishers in the engine nacelles which might have prevented the outbreak of fire. (The inertia switch of the static fire extinguishers in the engine bays were not operating due to the relatively slow acceleration.
- The airport fire tender delivered its full complement of 2,500 gallons of foam, but was late in arrival as a result of taking the unserviceable taxi track, and the equipment on it was not applied to the best advantage due to the inexperience of the crew.
- The fire burnt itself out and the aircraft was almost totally destroyed.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Yangon

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PI-C184
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
19252
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
An undercarriage failed during takeoff roll. The aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL in Yangon

Date & Time: Nov 17, 1949
Operator:
Registration:
HS-TA180
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bangkok – Yangon
MSN:
20583
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown in Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the brake systems upon landing.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford I in Yangon: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 26, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UB-331
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yangon - Yangon
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a training sortie, taking part to the simulation of a bombing attack. A bomb stored under a wing failed to release properly during the exercice and exploded on landing, disintegrating the aircraft and killing all three crew members.
Probable cause:
Bomb explosion on touchdown.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK Dakota C.4 in Yangon

Date & Time: Feb 28, 1947
Operator:
Registration:
KN203
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
14820/26265
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach, the aircraft overshot and then crashed in an open field located 800 meters past the runway end. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-35-DK Dakota IV in Yangon: 22 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1946 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
KN585
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yangon – Kanpur
MSN:
16471/33219
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
After takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft went through a thunderstorm area with severe turbulence. The left wing broke off in the engine, causing the aircraft to crash into a field. All 22 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Turbulence due to thunderstorm activity caused excessive stress on the left wing that broke off shortly after takeoff.