Date & Time: Dec 10, 2011 at 1415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 80 Queen Air
Registration:
RP-C824
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Manila - San Jose
MSN:
LD-021
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
11
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from runway 13/31 at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, pilot informed ATC about engine problems and elected to return. Aircraft continued to fly in a flat attitude for few seconds with an engine buffeting. Pilot executed a left turn when aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in the suburb of Parañaque City in a huge explosion. On impact, aircraft hit several houses and a school and ground damages were important. All three occupants of the aircraft and eleven people on the ground (among them three children) were killed. Twenty other people were injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after take off.