37 Years ago today: On 5 August 1984 a Biman Bangladesh Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 crashed near Dhaka, killing all 49 occupants.
|Date:||Sunday 5 August 1984|
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
|Operator:||Biman Bangladesh Airlines|
|Total airframe hrs:||15595|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45|
|Total:||Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||0,5 km (0.3 mls) NW of Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC) ( Bangladesh)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Chittagong-Patenga Airport (CGP/VGEG), Bangladesh|
|Destination airport:||Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh|
The F-27 crew first tried to make a VOR approach to runway 32. Since they didn’t see the runway, a missed approach was executed. The crew then tried to make an ILS approach for runway 14. Again a missed approach was executed. On the second attempt for runway 14, the aircraft crashed into the water, 550 m short of the runway threshold.