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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 24 August 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Myanma Airways
Registration: XY-AEN
MSN: 10476
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Tachilek Airport (THL) (   Myanmar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar
Destination airport:Tachilek Airport (THL/VYTL), Myanmar
Flightnumber: 635
The Fokker departed Rangoon for a 2-hour flight to Tachilek. Last radio contact was when the pilot reported overhead Tachilek and descending from 9500 feet. The plane was found to have struck a 500 feet hill, 2 miles from the airport.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Tachilek Airport as the crow flies is 561 km (351 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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