Narrative:The DC-3 departed Manila for a non-scheduled flight to Cebu and a return flight via Marindugue, Iloilo and Bacolod. At 12:10 the flight took off for the last leg from Bacolod to Manila. At 5 to 8 feet from the ground the aircraft banked left. The pilot did not succeed in regaining control of the aircraft and decided to crash-land. A fire broke out after impact, destroying the main front section of the plane.
|Date:||Saturday 22 March 1958|
|Operator:||Fleming Airways System Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bacolod Airport (BCD) ( Philippines)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bacolod Airport (BCD/RPVB), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain prematurely 'lifted' the aircraft before attaining the V2 speed. A contributing factor could have been the presence of the 25 to 30 mph crosswind."
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (103-104)
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 Bacolod Airport to Manila Airport as the crow flies is 475 km (297 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.