Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: 293246
C/n / msn: 13136
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Floridablanca AB (   Philippines) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Floridablanca AB (RPUF), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
The aircraft stalled and crashed into a rice field. The nr.2 engine had failed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Floridablanca AB to Manila Airport as the crow flies is 77 km (48 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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