1998 MIAT Mongolian Airlines crash
A Harbin Y-12 similar to the one involved.
|Date||26 May 1998|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||near Erdenet, Orkhon, Mongolia|
|Aircraft type||Harbin Y-12|
|Operator||MIAT Mongolian Airlines|
|Flight origin||Erdenet Airport, Erdenet, Mongolia|
|Destination||Mörön Airport, Mörön, Mongolia|
The 1998 MIAT Mongolian Airlines crash was a domestic flight that crashed on 26 May 1998, killing all on board. The flight departed Erdenet Airport at approximately 09:17am on a flight to Mörön with 26 passengers and 2 crew. While the plane was climbing to cruising altitude, approximately 13 minutes after departure, it struck the top of a 6,500 ft mountain killing all passengers and crew. Of the 26 passengers, 14 were adults and 12 were children.