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Myanmar National Airlines Flight Hit by Pigeons in Heho

Sunday, May 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

Myanmar National Airlines flight UB-414 was hit by several pigeons at Heho Airport in Myanmar, on May 25th. The plane was accelerating to take off for Yangon, Myanmar, when its left engine ingested several pigeons. The pilots continued to take off and landed back safely. All 75 people aboard remained safe. The airline arranged... »

Military Helicopter Crashes in Myanmar

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Myanmar Air Force helicopter crashed into a reservoir near Meikhtila, Myanmar, on April 26th. Authorities said the Bell-206 helicopter, that took off from Meiktila airport, was on a training exercise when it went down due to engine failure. There were two pilots aboard at the time; both of them were rescued by fishermen.... »

Jet Airways Flight Diverts to Yangon International Airport

Friday, January 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
Jet Airways Flight Diverts to Yangon International Airport

Jet Airways flight 9W-070 had to return and make an emergency landing at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, on January 5. The Boeing 737 plane took off from the Chhtrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, and was heading to Bangkok, Thailand, when the pilots decided to return due to a technical snag. The plane... »

Dragonair Plane Returns to Myanmar After Bird Strike

Monday, November 30, 2015
By George Hatcher
Dragonair Plane Returns to Myanmar After Bird Strike

Dragonair flight KA-251 had to return and make an emergency landing in Yangon, Myanmar, on November 25. The Airbus A321-200 took off for Hong Kong, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after its windshield cracked due to a bird hit. The plane landed back safely. None of the 131 people aboard were hurt.... »

Singapore Airlines Airbus Veers off the Runway in Myanmar

Friday, May 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Singapore Airlines Airbus Veers off the Runway in Myanmar

An Airbus A330 plane registered to Singapore Airlines slipped off the runway while it was landing on Yangon International Airport, Myanmar. The incident happened at about 9:20am on May 21 when the flight SQ998, carrying 265 people was making a landing attempt during heavy rain in Yangon. None of the passengers or crew members... »

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... »

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