Date: August, 24th 1998
Type: Fokker F-27 Friendship
Registration: XY-A.
Operator: Myanmar Airways
Where: Manibagi, Myanmar
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
Pages: -

This is not an accident investigation report.

39 Killed In Myanmar Jet Crash

A Myanmar Airways Fokker F-27 aircraft came down in northern Laos. The fate of the passengers and crew was not immediatelyknown. Officials said the plane had carried 39 passengers.

The official said the aircraft came down on Payakha mountain, but gave no other details.

The missing aircraft had been on a regular two-hour route from Yangon to Myanmar's eastern border town of Tachilek, where it had been due to land at 0200 GMT on Monday. Yangon's Ministry of Information said on Monday the Fokker had been unable to land at Tachilek due to poor weather so had flown on to Heho in southeast Myanmar but then lost contact with ground control.

Tin Hlaing Hmee, the managing director of Myanmar Airways, said an airline official who told Reuters on Tuesday that the plane had landed safely in Laos had not been authorised to speak about the issue.