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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Friday 2 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Union of Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ACQ
C/n / msn: 12579
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:45 km (28.1 mls) E of Lanywa (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Meiktila (VYML), Myanmar
Destination airport:Lanywa (VYLY), Myanmar
Narrative:
Crashed into Mount Popa. The aircraft operated on a domestic flight from Yangon to Magway, Meiktila, Lanywa and back to Yangon, Myanmar.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Litoral 3-9-1955


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Distance from Meiktila to Lanywa as the crow flies is 110 km (69 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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