Myanma Airways Flight 635
A Myanma Airways Fokker F-27 similar to the one involved.
|Date||24 August 1998|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||near Tachilek, Myanmar (Burma)|
|Aircraft type||Fokker F-27 Friendship|
|Flight origin||Yangon International Airport, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)|
|Destination||Tachilek Airport, Tachilek, Myanmar (Burma)|
On 24 August 1998 Myanma Airways Flight 635, run by a Fokker F-27 Friendship (registration XY-AEN) took off from Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), on a two-hour flight to Tachilek Airport in Tachilek, Myanmar. The last radio contact with Flight 635 happened when the flight crew reported that they were over Tachilek and descending from 9500 feet (2,896 m). As they were descending, Flight 635 crashed into a 500-foot (152-m) hill two miles (3.2 km) from the airport. The accident killed all 36 passengers and crew.