Narrative:Philippine Air Lines Flight 158A from Cebu to Manila had just initiated its descent towards Manila when four armed passengers entered the cockpit. They hijacking the plane and then proceeded through the passenger cabin, demanding the passengers to hand over their money and valuables.
A federal policeman drew his gun and opened fire. A fire fight ensued. One bullet punctured a window and other bullets struck the cabin wall. One passenger was caught in the cross fire and died.
The airplane landed safely on runway 6 at Manila Airport. The pilot was forced to taxy to a remote part of the airport. The robbers took the pilot and two other crew members as hostages, releasing them at the airport fence. The robbers then got away using a getaway car.
» The Windsor Star - Nov 7, 1968
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 Cebu Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 564 km (352 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.