Date: May 26th, 1998
Type: Y-12
Operator: MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Where: Erdenet; nr Northern Mongolia
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
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This is not an accident investigation report.

May 27, 1998 - Mongolian Air Crash

MOSCOW, Russia - Twenty-eight people are believed to have perished in an airplane disaster in northern Mongolia, Russian media reported.

The Y-12 carried 26 passengers (14 adults and 12 children) when it took off from Erdenet at 09.17h.

A Chinese-manufactured Y-12, flying for the MIAT Mongolian airline company, disappeared from radar screens 13 minutes after taking off from the northern town of Erdenet on Tuesday, the RTR television station said. The small turboprop was headed for Moron, a town 250 miles northwest of the capital Ulan Bator.

Rescuers spotted the wreckage of the plane this morning from helicopters flying overhead but they could not land because of snow, RTR said.

The Mongolian Ministry of Emergency Situations said that all 28 people aboard the airliner - 14 adults, 12 children and two pilots - had died, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported from Ulan Bator.