Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Date:Friday 18 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operator:Aerolift Philippines
Registration: RP-C314
C/n / msn: UC- 46
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Manila International Airport (MNL) (   Philippines) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Surigao Airport (SUG/RPMS), Philippines
Crashed into a residential area following takeoff. The Beech reportedly suffered an engine failure.



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Distance from Manila International Airport to Surigao Airport as the crow flies is 713 km (446 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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