Narrative:An Antonov 12BP cargo plane, registered UP-AN216, was destroyed when it crashed near the town of Mexico, Philippines. Three crew members survived, three others are presumed to have been killed in the crash.
The airplane operated on a flight on behalf of UPS from Cebu Airport (CEB) to Angeles City-Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (CRK). It crashed in a rice paddy and broke in two. The forward fuselage caught fire.
According to the Mexico town mayor the plane involved in the accident was labelled "Inter-Island Antonov 12". News reports indicated the An-12 was chartered by Pacific East Air Cargo (PEAC), but this was denied to ASN by a company spokesperson. He confirmed that the airplane had been operating for Interisland Airlines "for quite sometime already in non - scheduled commercial operations".
A bulletin from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said there were 3 Russians, 2 Uzbekistans, and 1 Bulgarian on the plane.
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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 Cebu Airport to Angeles City-Diosdado Macapagal International Airport as the crow flies is 654 km (408 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.