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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Monday 25 August 2008
Time:ca 20:55
Type:Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: 4593
C/n / msn: 4593
First flight: 1975
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) off Barangay Bukana, San Pedro Extension, Davao City (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Davao Airport (DVO/RPMD), Philippines
Destination airport:Iloilo-Mandurriao Airport (ILO/RPVI), Philippines
The Hercules plane arrived in Davao (DVO) at 18:37, and took off at 20:51 the same night. The airplane headed for Iloilo (ILO) to pick up personnel of the Presidential Security Group and fly them to Manila. It crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff. The airplane was cleared to climb to 18.000 feet on airway Bravo 473.

» 9 feared dead in PAF plane crash (Manila Bulletin, 26-8-2008)
» Military cargo plane crashes between Samal and Davao cities (Minda News, 28-8-2008)
» C-130 had 11 people on board, not 9 -- military (Inquirer, 28-8-2008)


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Distance from Davao Airport to Iloilo-Mandurriao Airport as the crow flies is 522 km (326 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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