1972 Thandwe crash

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1972 Thandwe crash
Accident summary
Date 16 August 1972
Summary Unknown
Site Thandwe, Burma
Passengers 27
Crew 4
Fatalities 28
Injuries (non-fatal) 3
Survivors 3
Aircraft type Douglas C-47B-20-DK
Operator Burma Airways
Registration XY-ACM
Flight origin Thandwe Airport, Thandwe, Burma

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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