Unfallbericht:Flight 785 took off from Mamburao at 12:04 for a flight to San Jose. After requesting terminal weather information at 12:15 nothing more was heard from the flight. The DC-3 was later found to have crashed at 2300 feet msl in a ravine of the northern slope of Mt. Rabangan.
|Datum:||29 JUN 1966|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Philippine Air Lines|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 24|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 28 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Mamburao Airport (MBO/RPUM), Philippinen|
|Flug nach:||San Jose Airport (RPUH), Philippinen|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudgement of the terrain clearance of which resulted to the collision with trees. IMC enroute accompanied by severe turbulence and strong gusty wind over the crash site was a contributory factor."
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 Mamburao Airport to San Jose Airport as the crow flies is 105 km (66 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.