42 Years ago today: On 25 March 1978 a Burma Airways Fokker F-27 Friendship crashed shortly after takeoff from Rangoon, Myanmar; killing all 48 on board.
|Date:||Saturday 25 March 1978|
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
|C/n / msn:||10235|
|Total airframe hrs:||28634|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44|
|Total:||Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||ca 16 km N of Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) ( Myanmar)|
|Phase:||Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar|
|Destination airport:||Myitkyina Airport (MYT/VYMK), Myanmar|
The aircraft lost height following takeoff from runway 06 and struck trees located 400 feet right of the extended centreline. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in a paddy field bursting into flames.