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Last updated: 9 October 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 29 Juni 1966
Zeit:ca 12:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Philippine Air Lines
Kennzeichen: PI-C17
Werknummer: 20573
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Sablayan (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mamburao Airport (MBO/RPUM), Philippinen
Flug nach:San Jose Airport (RPUH), Philippinen
Flugnummer: 785
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 Mount Rabañgan (3500 ft high).

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."

» ICAO Circular 96-AN/79


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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.
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