Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Manila Aero Transport System - MATS
Registration: RP-C81
C/n / msn: 25325
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manila International Airport (MNL) (   Philippines)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Roxas City Airport (RXS/RPVR), Philippines
Narrative:
Force landed following an engine failure, narrowly missing a row of houses. The DC-3 struck an electricity post and crashed in a rice field. It is reported that the crew tried to takeoff for the second time; the first attempt ended with a forced landing on a taxiway. MATS was not authorized to carry passengers. About one year previous (May 6, 1989) another MATS DC-3 (RP-C82) crashed near Manila, also carrying passengers without being authorized to do so. There were no fatal injuries in that accident though.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12


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Distance from Manila International Airport to Roxas City Airport as the crow flies is 372 km (233 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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