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Last updated: 20 January 2019
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Date:Thursday 17 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 524FF
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: RP-C1184
C/n / msn: 190
First flight: 1969-09-02 (9 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 78
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 84
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:over Simara Island (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cebu Airport (CEB/RPVM), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
An explosion in the rear left lavatory blew a hole in the fuselage. The aircraft was flying at FL240 at the time, on its way from Cebu to Manila.

Classification:
Sabotage
Forced landing on runway

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


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Distance from Cebu Airport to Manila Airport as the crow flies is 564 km (352 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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