Date & Time: Jul 2, 1999 at 1429 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F27 Friendship
Landing (descent or approach)
Yangon - Sittwe
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Yangon to Sittwe, carrying four passengers, four crew members and a load of construction materials. The descent to Sittwe Airport was initiated in marginal weather conditions with limited visibility due to low clouds. Following a radio contact with ATC, the pilot reported 3,500 feet on approach. Shortly later, the aircraft struck the slope of a hill (270 metres high) located 12 km short of runway 29. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew descended below the MDA in IMC conditions.