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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 3 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-ADY
C/n / msn: 10572
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:854
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sagaing (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL/VYMD), Myanmar
Destination airport:?
Both engines lost power on climbout. A forced landing was carried out on a sandbank of the Irrawaddy River.

» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 PH-EXC
PH-EXC prior to delivery to Myanma Airways.
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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