Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 6 July 1967
Time:18:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: PI-C527
C/n / msn: 10285
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:4228
Cycles:3684
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bacolod (   Philippines) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bacolod Airport (BCD/RPVB), Philippines
Destination airport:Mactan Island-Chicago Naval Air Base (NOP/RPVM), Philippines
Flightnumber: 385
Narrative:
The F-27 crashed into a mountain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Poor judgement of the pilot in conducting a VFR flight over rugged terrain under IMC condition. Weather was a contributory factor."

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Bacolod Airport to Mactan Island-Chicago Naval Air Base as the crow flies is 120 km (75 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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