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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Sunday 26 April 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Registration: RP-C189
C/n / msn: 33421
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) off Panay (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Roxas City Airport (RXS/RPVR), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
The plane ditched into the Sibuyan Sea after engine failure (sudden drop of oil pressure) with 6.5 metric tons of seafood on board.

» Heinz Rentmeister (E-mail, 5-8-2008)


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Distance from Roxas City Airport to Manila Airport as the crow flies is 372 km (233 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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