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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 16 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:Air Manila International
Registration: PI-C892
C/n / msn: 4
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Roxas (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport (IGN/RPWX), Philippines
Narrative:
A large hole was blown in the cargo compartment by a bomb which exploded while the F-27 was en route to Iligan at 11000 feet. A propeller was damaged by debris. A safe landing was carried out at Roxas. The explosion was caused by a hand grenade.

Classification:
Sabotage
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Air-Britain
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Manila International Airport to Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport as the crow flies is 786 km (491 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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