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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 19 February 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212
Operator:Air Bagan
Registration: XY-AIE
C/n / msn: 458
First flight: 1995-06-20 (12 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Putao Airport (PBU) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Putao Airport (PBU/VYPT), Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar
Flightnumber: 252
The crew reportedly had to abort takeoff due to engine problems. The ATR-72 failed to stop within the remaining runway length and overran by 100 feet. It went up an embankment, causing the fuselage to break in two just forward of the wing.
Putao's singe runway (17/35) measures 7000 x 100 feet.


Runway excursion


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Putao Airport to Myitkyina Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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