Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 off Manila: 19 killed
Date & Time: Nov 11, 2002 at 0607 LT
Manila - Laoag - Basco
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport runway 31, while in initial climb, the captain reported technical problems and elected to return for an emergency landing. Finally, he attempted to ditch the aircraft off Manila. While contacting water, the aircraft lost its tail and sank by a depth of about 15 metres. Fifteen people were rescued while 19 others were killed, among them a crew member.
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for unknown reasons. It was reported that thick black smoke was coming out from the left engine shortly after liftoff.