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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237594
Last updated: 2 July 2020
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Date:01-JUL-2020
Time:07:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-2N0ER
Owner/operator:Air Zimbabwe
Registration: Z-WPF
C/n / msn: 24867/333
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:SE of Mawlamvine -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS)
Destination airport:Islamabad International Airport (ISB/OPIS)
Narrative:
Air Zimbabwe flight UM462 returned to land back at Bangkok, Thailand, after the flight crew shut down one engine.
The aircraft departed Bangkok at 06:57 UTC on a flight to Islamabad, Pakistan, to repatriate South African and Zimbabwean citizens stranded in Asia following the global Covid-19 pandemic.
While overhead Myanmar at 07:30 UTC abnormal engine parameters necessitated a precautionary left engine shut down. The flight declared an emergency and turned around, safely landing back at Bangkok at 08:35 UTC.

Sources:

https://africanpostonline.com/air-zimbabwe-plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-thailand-after-engine-trouble/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/z-wpf#24d2ca80


Images:

Photo of Z-WPF courtesy AirHistory.net


Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (FAOR / JNB)
19 September 2014; (c) Streep

Revision history:

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