ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 XY-AEK Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Friday 3 February 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Burma Airways
Registration: XY-AEK
MSN: 10325
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:36361
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Keng Tung Airport (KET/VYKG), Myanmar
The aircraft entered a bank of fog after takeoff from runway 03. The F-27 veered left and collided with a tree 500 feet left of the end of the runway. The aircraft impacted the ground in a 3 degree angle and caught fire.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/89 (#19)
» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker-F-27600-PH-SAR
accident date: 03-02-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: PH-SAR

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 Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Keng Tung Airport as the crow flies is 608 km (380 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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