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Excursion in Myanmar

Friday, May 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Excursion in Myanmar

A Myanmar Airways Xian MA60 en route from Yangon to Heho to Mong Hsat Airport sustained damage on landing. The damage was incurred on the single Mong Hsat runway which the plane overran and stopped mired in soft ground. Fifty-five passengers were aboard, of whom two were injured. Myanmar News Video Download article as... »

Tam Turboprop Landing Gear Fails, Belly Landing in Bolivia

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
By George Hatcher
Tam Turboprop Landing Gear Fails, Belly Landing in Bolivia

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Propfreak What: TAM Bolivia Xian MA-60 en route from Riberalta to Guayaramerin, Bolivia Where: Guayaramerin When: Jan 9th 2012 Who: 16 passengers, 5 crew Why: On landing, the plane’s landing gear would not lower. Pilots had to perform a belly landing in Guayaramerin. (In... »

Merpati Nusantara Beached Plane Shuts Down Airport

Saturday, January 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
Merpati Nusantara Beached Plane Shuts Down Airport

What: Merpati Nusantara Xian MA-60 en route from Surabaya to Sampit Where: Sampit When: Jan 7th 2012 Who: 62 passengers and 6 crew Why: After making a safe landing, the plane taxied and was making a u turn, ending up with the left main gear off the runway, and it seems to have collapsed.... »

Answers Needed in Merpati Plane Crash

Friday, May 13, 2011
By George Hatcher
Answers Needed in Merpati Plane Crash

So far, there have been no answers in the question of the Chinese built Xian MA-60 Merpati Nusantara Airlines plane which killed 27 people on board when it crashed in Kaimana, West Papua. The plane was moments from landing when it crashed. There are questions concerning state-owned Merpati Airlines, the state financing, and the... »

US$5,850 to Crash Victims

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By George Hatcher
US$5,850 to Crash Victims

What: Merpati Nusantara Xian MA-60 en route from Sorong to Kaimana Where: Kaimana, West Papua When: May 7, 2010 12:21 pm Who: 21 passengers (including 2 children and a baby), 4 crew, 2 technicians Why: After flying a holding pattern for a quarter of an hour, the plane was on its final approach when... »

27 Perish in Kaimana Bay in Merpati Crash

Saturday, May 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
27 Perish in Kaimana Bay in Merpati Crash

What: Merpati Nusantara Xian MA-60 en route from Sorong to Kaimana Where: Kaimana, West Papua When: May 7, 2010 12:21 pm Who: 21 passengers (including 2 children and a baby), 4 crew, 2 technicians Why: After flying a holding pattern for a quarter of an hour, the plane was on its final approach when... »

Bolivia Belly Landing 33 Safe

Saturday, March 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
Bolivia Belly Landing 33 Safe

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Propfreak What: AM Transporte Aereo Militar Xian MA-60 en route from La Paz to Rurrenabaque Where: Rurrenabaque Bolivia When: Mar 18th 2011 Who: 33 aboard Why: On landing at Rurrenabaque the landing gear failed to deploy. The flight performed a belly landing with no... »

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