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
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
First flight:1971
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)
Phase:Approach (APR)
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.