Narrative:Laoag Flight 585 took off from Manila runway 31 at just after 6 o'clock for a flight to Laoag and Basco Airport (BSO). Shortly after takeoff engine trouble developed in the aircraft's left Rolls Royce Dart turboprop engine. The pilot declared an emergency and he reportedly tried to land the plane at the reclamation area but decided at the last minute to ditch it into the sea. The aircraft broke up and sank in the water to a depth of about 60 feet.
|Date:||Monday 11 November 2002|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 600|
|Operator:||Laoag International Airline|
|C/n / msn:|| 10571|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls Royce 536-7 Dart|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 29|
|Total:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) [Manila Bay] (Philippines)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Laoag Airport (LAO/RPLI), Philippines|
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PH-EXB moved to Uganda Airlines May 1978 and finally ended up in the Philippines in 2001
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 Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Laoag Airport as the crow flies is 409 km (256 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.