Date & Time: Feb 27, 1980 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Taipei - Manila
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Manila Intl Airport, the airplane was too low and struck the ground about 50 meters short of runway threshold. Upon impact, two engines were torn off and out of control, the aircraft crash landed and came to rest in flames. 82 occupants escaped uninjured while 51 others were injured. Two passengers were killed. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who failed to follow the approach checklist. A lack of crew coordination led the aircraft descending below the glide.