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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
Date:Sunday 13 December 1987
Time:ca 07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-300
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: EI-BTJ
C/n / msn: SH.3719
First flight: 1987-03-20 (9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) SW of Iligan Airport (IGN) (   Philippines)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cebu Airport (CEB/RPVM), Philippines
Destination airport:Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport (IGN/RPWX), Philippines
Flightnumber: 443
Philippine Air Lines flight PR443 departed Cebu Airport (CEB) at 06:42 on a domestic flight to Iligan (IGN). Last radio contact was at 07:17 when the flight was approaching Iligan.
The aircraft crashed into Mount Munay, a 5000 feet high mountain.

» Flight International 2-9.01.1988 (p.5)
» Manila Standard - Dec 14, 1987


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Distance from Cebu Airport to Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport as the crow flies is 242 km (151 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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