26 May 1998
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
| Controlled flight into terrain possibly caused by overloading|
near Erdenet, Orkhon, Mongolia
1998 Occidental Petroleu, Myanma Airways Flight 635, Olympic Airways Flight 417, 1998 Ariana Afghan Ai, PauknAir Flight 4101
The 1998 MIAT Mongolian Airlines crash was a domestic flight that crashed on 26 May 1998, killing all on board. The flight departed Erdenet Airport at approximately 09:17am on a flight to Mörön with 26 passengers and 2 crew. Whilst the plane was climbing to cruising altitude, approximately 13 minutes after departure, it struck the top of a 6,500 ft mountain killing all passengers and crew. Of the 26 passengers, 14 were adults and 12 were children.
1998 MIAT Mongolian Airlines crash Wikipedia
The Harbin Y-12, registration JU-1017 (cn 0064), first flew in 1992 and was flying for MIAT Mongolian Airlines until the fatal flight. The aircraft was designed to hold only 17 passengers, not 26.