Narrative:The domestic PAL flight was hijacked by three men who were opposed to the political regime in the country. They demanded to be flown to Hong Kong. A refueling stop was made in Manila were all 48 regular passengers were exchanged for Philippine Air Lines president Benigno Toda jr.
|Date:||11 OCT 1973|
|Operator:||Philippine Air Lines|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 58 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (Hong Kong)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Davao-Mati Airport (DVO/RPMD), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Bacolod Airport (BCD/RPVB), Philippines|
In Hong Kong the hijackers surrendered.
» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 12, 1973
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 Davao-Mati Airport to Bacolod Airport as the crow flies is 489 km (306 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.