Myanma Airways Flight 635

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Myanma Airways Flight 635
Myanma Airways Fokker F27 MRD.jpg
A Myanma Airways Fokker F-27 similar to the one involved.
Accident
Date24 August 1998
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
Sitenear Tachilek, Myanmar (Burma)
Aircraft
Aircraft typeFokker F-27 Friendship
OperatorMyanma Airways
RegistrationXY-AEN
Flight originYangon International Airport, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
DestinationTachilek Airport, Tachilek, Myanmar (Burma)
Passengers32
Crew4
Fatalities36
Survivors0

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 9,500 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.[1]

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