Crash of an IAI 1124A Westwind II in Manila: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 2020 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C5880
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manila - Tokyo
MSN:
353
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight carrying one Canadian patient with Covid-19 and medical staff to Tokyo-Haneda Airport. While taking off from runway 06 at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, the aircraft went out of control and crashed near the runway end, by the West Service Road, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 350 Super King Air in Pansol: 9 killed

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2019 at 1510 LT
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C2296
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Dipolog - Manila
MSN:
FL-196
YOM:
1998
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing an ambulance flight from Dipolog and Manila, carrying seven passengers and a crew of two. While cruising in marginal weather conditions, the airplane went out of control and crashed into several houses located in the city of Pansol, about 40 km southeast of Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine people on board were killed. There were apparently no injuries on the ground.

Crash of a Boeing 737-85C in Manila

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2018 at 2355 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
B-5498
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Xiamen – Manila
MSN:
37574/3160
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
MF8667
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Xiamen, the crew started the descent to Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport by night and poor weather conditions (presence of thunderstorm). On approach to runway 24, the captain decided to make a go-around and followed a circuit for about 15 minutes before completing a second approach to the same runway. After touchdown on runway 24 in heavy rain falls, the airplane deviated to the left then went off runway. While contacting soft ground, the undercarriage were torn off as well as the left engine and the airplane came to rest on its belly some 50 meters to the left. All 165 occupants evacuated safely and there were no injuries. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about 2 km in heavy rain falls with CB's at 1,800 feet and a variable wind from 250°-310° at 11 knots.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-70-DL at Basilio Fernando AFB

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1990
Registration:
RP-C140
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Roxas City - Manila
MSN:
19253
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Roxas City to Manila on a cargo flight, the crew encountered vibrations on the right engine and decided to divert to Basilio Fernando AFB for an emergency landing. On final approach, the aircraft crash landed in a field located few km short of runway. All three occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900C-1 in Manila: 25 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 1990 at 0623 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C314
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Manila - Surigao
MSN:
UC-46
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
LFT075
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
25
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, while climbing to an altitude of about 400 feet, the crew reported engine problems and elected to return for an emergency landing. Shortly later, the aircraft banked right, lost height and nosed down by an angle of 70° before crashing onto a house located in the district of Paranaque, about one km from the airport. The aircraft and the house were destroyed. All 21 occupants as well as four people on the ground were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for undetermined reasons. It was reported that the crew failed to follow emergency procedures which was considered as a contributing factor. When the right engine failed, the aircraft was still in takeoff configuration with flaps and gear down.

Ground explosion of a Boeing 737-3Y0 in Manila: 8 killed

Date & Time: May 11, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-BZG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manila- Iloilo
MSN:
24466/1771
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
PR143
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
114
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
Parked at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, the aircraft was ready for its flight to Iloilo City with 114 passengers and a crew of six on board. While being pushed back, the aircraft suffered three explosions and caught fire. 80 people escaped with minor injuries while 31 others escaped uninjured. Unfortunately, eight passengers died.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the center fuel tank had not been filled nor purged since March 9. It is possible that fuel vapors that accumulated in the central fuel tank ignited with the combination of high temperature (actual OAT 35° C) and a defect electric wire.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-30-DK in Manila: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 26, 1990 at 0621 LT
Registration:
RP-C81
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manila - Roxas City
MSN:
13880/25325
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 13 at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, while climbing, the pilot-in-command initiated a left turn when the left engine lost power and failed. He was cleared to return but realized he could not make it so the crew attempted an emergency landing in a field located in Fort Bonifacio, less than 5 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft struck an electric pole and crashed, bursting into flames. Seven passengers were killed while 17 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for unknown reasons. It was determined that the operator was not authorized to carry passengers but cargo only.

Crash of a Beechcraft TC-45J Expeditor in Manila

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1989 at 1102 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RP-C719
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Masbate - Manila
MSN:
4254
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest upside down, bursting into flames. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by fire. It was inbound to Manilla following a cargo flight from Masbate, carrying a load of fish and shrimps.
Probable cause:
Loss of control upon landing because the right main tyre was flat.

Crash of a BAc 111-516FP in Manila: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 21, 1989 at 1520 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C1193
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Zamboanga - Manila
MSN:
231
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
PR124
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
On approach to Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with strong winds and heavy rain falls. On final, the crew was informed by ATC he was too high on the glide and it would preferable to initiate a go-around. The captain continued the approach and the touchdown was made too far down a wet runway 06. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, went through a concrete wall, lost its undercarriage and came to rest on a motorway, hitting several vehicles. A passenger died as well as eight people on the ground. All other occupants on board the airplane were rescued, among them 87 were injured as well as 19 people on the ground.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who continued the approach with an unstable aircraft above the glide, causing the aircraft to land too far down the runway. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The landing distance available after touchdown was insufficient due to a late landing,
- The braking action was poor because the runway surface was wet,
- The visibility was poor due to heavy rain falls,
- The crew failed to initiate a go-around procedure despite caution from ATC,
- The crew failed to take the appropriate corrective actions in a timely manner.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-90-DL in Manila

Date & Time: May 6, 1989
Registration:
RP-C82
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
20209
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off, an engine failed. The aircraft crash landed and was damaged beyond repair. All 18 occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure at takeoff for unknown reasons. It was reported that the aircraft was not authorized to carry passengers.