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Last updated: 13 November 2018
Date:Sunday 23 May 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 527FK
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: RP-C1161
C/n / msn: 213
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 82
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 87
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zamboanga Airport (ZAM) (   Philippines)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Davao City-Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO/RPMD), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Flightnumber: 116
Six Muslim rebels hijacked the Philippine BAC 1-11 aircraft May 21 and forced it to land at Zamboanga. They demanded USD 375,000 and a plane to fly them to Libya. When security forces tried to storm the plane a gun battle broke out, during which some grenades were set off by the hijackers. Ten passengers and three hijackers were killed. The remaining 3 hijackers were caught and sentenced to death.


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Distance from Davao City-Francisco Bangoy International Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 959 km (599 miles).

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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