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Last updated: 20 January 2022
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Datum:vrijdag 25 juni 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Union of Burma Airways
Registratie: XY-ACT
Constructienummer: 12981
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:unknown beach (   Myanmar)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Vliegveld van aankomst:Akyab Airport (AKY/VYSW), Myanmar
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Yangon-Mingaladon Airport en Akyab Airport bedraagt 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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