Date & Time: Oct 16, 2004 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Coron - Manila
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed Coron-Francisco B. Reyes Airport on a cargo flight to Manila, carrying two pilots and a load consisting of 700 kilos of fish. While climbing in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Tagbao located 9 km from the airport. The wreckage was found a day later and both pilots were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew apparently suffered a spatial disorientation while climbing in limited visibility due to low ceiling and heavy rain falls.