Air Bagan crash landing near Heho Airport

25 December: Air Bagan Fokker 100 accidentSource: Aviation Safety Network, 25/12/2012

Status: Preliminary
Date: 25 DEC 2012
Time: 08:50
Type: Fokker 100
Operator: Air Bagan
Registration: XY-AGC
C/n / msn: 11327
First flight: 1991-02-22 (21 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls Royce 650-15 Tay
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 65
Total: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 71
Ground casualties: Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: ca 1 km S of Heho Airport (HEH) (Myanmar) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL) (MDL/VYMD), Myanmar
Destination airport: Heho Airport (HEH) (HEH/VYHH), Myanmar
Flightnumber: 011


A Fokker 100 operated by Air Bagan was destroyed in an accident near Heho Airport (HEH), Myanmar. Flight W9-011 carried 65 passengers and six crew members.

Eight passengers were injured, one passenger, a tour guide, was killed. A person who was travelling on a motor cycle on the ground was hit by the aircraft as it landed and was also killed.

Flight 011 departed Mandalay-Annisaton Airport (MDL) at 08:28. It was approaching runway 36 at Heho Airport in fog when it struck powerlines along National Highway 4. It then crash-landed in a paddy about 1 km short of the runway. The fuselage broke in two and a fire erupted, destroying the plane.

Heho Airport has a single asphalt runway (18/36) without ILS. There is only an NDB beacon at the field.


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