Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 17 March 1957
Time:ca 01:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: 2100925
C/n / msn: 19388
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) NW of Cebu (   Philippines) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Cebu-Lahug Airport, Philippines
Destination airport:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay boarded his presidential C-47 plane at Cebu for a flight back to Manila (MNL). The airplane took off at night.
While the plane was climbing, the spindle drive shaft of the right engine carburetor snapped, causing a power failure. The airplane flew into the slopes of Mount Manunggal.


Sources:
» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Mar 17, 1957
» 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1957_Cebu_Douglas_C-47_crash&oldid=295896600 (last visited June 12, 2009)


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Distance from Cebu-Lahug Airport to Manila-Nichols Air Base as the crow flies is 558 km (348 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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