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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 14 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: PI-C16
C/n / msn: 13908
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Mindanao (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dipolog Airport (DPL/RPMG), Philippines
Destination airport:Zamboanga Airport (ZAM/RPMZ), Philippines
Narrative:
Bad weather at the intended destination Zamboanga forced the crew of the PAL DC-3 to divert to Cebu. Fuel exhaustion then forced the crew to ditch their plane in shallow water, 40 yards off the Mindanao shore.

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Ditching

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Distance from Dipolog Airport to Zamboanga Airport as the crow flies is 232 km (145 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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