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Last updated: 19 February 2020
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Date:Wednesday 28 August 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: 559
C/n / msn: 559
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sibuyan Island, Ramblon (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manila-Villamor Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Mactan Air Base (CEB/RPVM), Philippines
Narrative:
The Islander hit Mount Guiting-Guiting at 5000 ft asl on Sibuyan Island, Romblon after encountering stormy weather. The aircraft was en route from Manila-Villamor Air Baseto Mactan Air Base and Zamboanga City.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Manila Standard 30 May 1993, p3
» Thomas Brügge


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Distance from Manila-Villamor Air Base to Mactan Air Base as the crow flies is 564 km (352 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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