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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 17 February 2012
Time:10:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR-72-500)
Operator:Air KBZ
Registration: XY-AIT
C/n / msn: 543
First flight: 1998-02-05 (14 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thandwe Airport (SNW) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heho Airport (HEH/VYHH), Myanmar
Destination airport:Thandwe Airport (SNW/VYTD), Myanmar
Flightnumber: 243
Narrative:
An ATR-72-500, XY-AIT, received substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Thandwe Airport (SNW), Myanmar. All passengers and crew onboard escaped uninjured.
The ATR was cleared to land at runway 20 at Thandwe. It touched down 1500 feet from the threshold and bounced about four times before veering off the left side of the runway into a small sand pile near the end of the runway. The ends of the blades of the starboard propeller sheered off upon striking the sand pile and penetrated the fuselage. The nose landing gear collapsed. There was no fire.
Thandwe Airport has a single (02/20) bituminous runway, measuring 5502 x 102 feet.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Heho Airport to Thandwe Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (227 miles).

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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