1972 Thandwe crash

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1972 Thandwe crash
C-47B 42 Sqn RNZAF at Japan 1954.jpeg
A C-47B similar to the accident aircraft
Accident
Date16 August 1972
SummaryUnknown
SiteThandwe, Burma
Aircraft typeDouglas C-47B-20-DK
OperatorBurma Airways
RegistrationXY-ACM
Flight originThandwe Airport, Thandwe, Burma
Passengers27
Crew4
Fatalities28
Injuries3
Survivors3

The 1972 Thandwe crash occurred on 16 August in Burma. Shortly after the flight departed Thandwe Airport on its initial climb, the scheduled passenger flight for Burma Airways carrying 27 passengers and four crew suddenly fell from the sky and crashed into the sea, killing all four crew and all but three passengers.[1] It was the first fatal accident for Burma Airways.

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