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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 20 May 1964
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: PI-C51
C/n / msn: 68
First flight: 1955
Total airframe hrs:7197
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sibuco Point (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Siocon Airport (XSO/PRNO), Philippines
Destination airport:Zamboanga Airport (ZAM/RPMZ), Philippines
Flightnumber:26/25
Narrative:
Crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot continued to fly VFR into unfavourable weather over the jagged shoreline with practically zero visibility due to heavy rain. There was a heavy squall at the time and at the scene of the accident. Weather conditions in the Western Mindanao area during the day of the accident were generally unfavourable for VFR flights. When the pilot took off from Siocon the ceiling at the destination, Zamboanga, was below IFR minima."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 82-AN/69 (15-18)


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Distance from Siocon Airport to Zamboanga Airport as the crow flies is 87 km (54 miles).

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