Narrative:Asian Spirit flight 897 was the last flight of the day to Caticlan and departed the Manila domestic airport for at 15:36 for a one hour flight. On approach to Caticlan the right main gear failed to deploy. The approach was abandoned and the crew decided to return to Manila for an emergency landing. The plane circled for about 35 minutes over Las Pi˝as to burn off fuel. The crew then carried out an emergency landing with the right gear retracted on Manila's international airport runway 24. After touchdown the aircraft swerved off the runway onto a grassy area.
|Date:||04 SEP 2002|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102|
|C/n / msn:|| 089|
|First flight:|| 1982|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) (Philippines)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Caticlan-Malay Airport (MPH/RPVE), Philippines|
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Distance from Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Caticlan-Malay Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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.