Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Philippines: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C764
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tuguegarao-Maconacon
MSN:
0318
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:

The aircraft left Tuguegarao airport at 0855LT and did not arrived at its destination. Search and rescue teams found the debris and the dead bodied thirteen days later in a dense vegetated and mountainous terrain. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were considered as fine but probably decreased during flight.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 560 in Philippines: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 22, 1971
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manila - Marinduque
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On a flight from Manila to Marinduque, the twin engine aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed. All four occupants were killed. The cause of the explosion remains unknown.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 on Mindanao Island: 19 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 1969
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
While completing a liaison flight, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances somewhere on Mindanao Island. The wreckage was found a week later in the jungle and all 19 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Martin P5M-2 Marlin in Philippines: 12 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
135478
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
While on a patrol flight over the Philippines, the seaplane struck the slope of a mountain and was completely destroyed. All 12 crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed the accident was the consequence of a navigation error.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-35-DL off The Philippines: 30 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
42-23860
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tacloban – Nichols
MSN:
9722
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
Lost without trace while conducting a troop transfer from Tacloban to Nichols AFB. The aircraft may have crash into sea somewhere in The Philippines. No trace was ever found.
Crew:
Pfc Manuel S. Alderette,
Cpl John C. Backius,
Pfc Joseph M. Barone,
Cwo George W. Bloomer,
Sgt William B. Campbell,
Tec Paul P. Dunlap,
Pvt James B. Ellis,
Sgt Kingdon G. Ford,
S/Sgt Paul A. Gallick,
Pfc Thomas E . Gehringer,
F/O Robert E. Gennette,
Cpl Richard A. Gess,
Pfc Ernest Huber,
Cpl Broadus F. James,
Tec Edward M. Kelly,
Tec Noel N. Knox,
Pfc Lester M. Kranz,
Pvt Joseph S. Markulis,
Pfc Leo W. Matson,
S/Sgt Robert H. Meyers,
Tec Milton E. Miles,
S/Sgt Carlton K. Nipher,
Pfc Joseph F. Peragine,
Sgt Melvin R. Robinson,
Pfc Grant C. Ruchti,
Cpl Doyle L. Simmons,
Tec Lloyd E. Smith.