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Last updated: 29 November 2015
Datum:Sonntag 17 März 1957
Zeit:ca 01:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Kennzeichen: 2100925
Werknummer: 19388
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:35 km (21.9 Meilen) NW of Cebu (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Cebu-Lahug Airport, Philippinen
Flug nach:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippinen
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.

» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Mar 17, 1957
» 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash, (last visited June 12, 2009)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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 Network’s 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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