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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Datum:Samstag 2 März 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Philippine Air Lines
Kennzeichen: PI-C489
Werknummer: 32863/16115
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mt. Boca (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cotabato-Awang Airport (CBO/RPMC), Philippinen
Flug nach:Davao City-Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO/RPMD), Philippinen
Flugnummer: 984
Unfallbericht:
Flight 984 departed Cotobato at 09:40 for a 45-minute flight to Davao.
Nothing more was heard from the flight after a request for Davao weather. The plane was later found to have crashed into Mt. Boca at 3000 feet, 50 miles SE of Davao.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of the accident was due to navigational error, en-route and during let-down. Contributory factors were the limited visibility and the crosswind, all existing on the final phase of the flight."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (159-162)


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Distance from Cotabato-Awang Airport to Davao City-Francisco Bangoy International Airport as the crow flies is 158 km (99 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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