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Technical Assistance to the Myanmar Accident Investigation Bureau’s investigation of collision with terrain involving Bombardier DHC-8-402Q, registered S2-AGQ, Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar, on 8 May 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The ATSB has assisted the Myanmar Accident Investigation Bureau’s investigation of a collision with terrain involving Biman Bangladesh Airlines – DHC-8-402Q, registered S2-AGQ, Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar on 8 May 2019.

The aircraft was operating on a flight from Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh to Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar. On board were six crew and 28 passengers. Weather at Yangon was reported as poor, due to the presence of a thunderstorm in the area. The aircraft collided with Runway 21 at Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar during the landing phase. The aircraft was destroyed and twenty occupants were reportedly injured.

The aircraft cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) from S2-AGQ were brought to Australia by two senior Myanmar investigators on 10 June 2019. In the presence of the Myanmar investigators, both recorders were successfully downloaded on the 11 and 12 June 2019 at the ATSB data recovery facility in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. In addition, the ATSB assisted the Myanmar investigation team with preliminary factual analysis of the recorded data. All data recovered from the CVR and FDR was provided to the Myanmar investigators to assist with their Annex 13 investigation.

The ATSB also assisted the Bangladesh Accredited Representative on 27 June 2019 with a replay of the CVR and review of the FDR data.

There are no ongoing actions for the ATSB at this stage. Any enquiries regarding the investigation should be addressed to the Myanmar Accident Investigation Bureau at the contact details listed below:

Myanmar Accident Investigation Bureau
First Floor, DCA HQ Building (B)
Yangon 11021, Myanmar
Tel: 951 533162
Fax: 951 533016
Email: aungmaw23@gmail.com

General details
Date: 08 May 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Yangon-Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 13 August 2019   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc  
Aircraft model DHC-8-402Q  
Aircraft registration S2-AGQ  
Serial number 4367  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 03 September 2019