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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 24 Januar 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Fluggesellschaft:Tatmadaw Lei (Burmese Air Force)
Kennzeichen: 5002
Werknummer: 545
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 43 / Insassen: 44
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL) (   Myanmar)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL/VYMD), Myanmar
Flug nach:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
A Fairchild FH-227B turboprop plane, operated by the Burmese Air Force, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL), Burma. One passenger survived the accident, 43 people died. Officials in Burma told reporters that an engine had failed shortly after takeoff. The airplane struck the roof of a tobacco factory and crashed. A watchman of the factory was injured.

» Flight International 03 January 1981 (27)
» Spider nr.20 (okt. 1996), p.7
» The Palm Beach Post - Jan 26, 1980


photo of Fairchild-FH-227B-N705U
accident date: 24-01-1980
type: Fairchild FH-227B
registration: N705U

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 Mandalay-Annisaton Airport to Yangon-Mingaladon Airport as the crow flies is 530 km (331 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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