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Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Datum:Freitag 25 Juni 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Union of Burma Airways
Kennzeichen: XY-ACT
Werknummer: 12981
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:unknown beach (   Myanmar)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Flug nach:Akyab Airport (AKY/VYSW), Myanmar
Unfallbericht:
The airplane was commandeered by Karen rebels to land on a deserted beach. The intention was to use the plane to smuggle guns, but the hijackers discovered the plane was carrying some heavy metal chests, containing cash being transported between bank branches. The money was offloaded and the hijackers escaped. The aircraft departed again from the beach and continued to Akyab.

Informationsquelle:
» The man who carried out one of the world's earliest hijackings (BBC, 26-6-2014)
» The Indian Express 26 June 1954, p7


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Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Akyab Airport as the crow flies is 494 km (309 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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