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Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Manila: 4 killed

Accident description

  • Oct 17, 2009 at 1238 LT
  • RP-C550
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Cargo
  • No
  • City
  • Manila - Puerto Princesa
  • 14292/25737
  • 1944
  • Manila, Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • Asia
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • Shortly after takeoff, crew informed ATC about technical problems and elected to return to Manila-Ninoy Aquino airport. The aircraft was vectorised to runway 06 but crashed in an abandoned warehouse located 3,5 kilometres short of runway 06. All four occupants were killed. The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa carrying six drums of aircraft fuel.