Fire engulfs plane on NAIA runway

Cheryl Sanders
March 29, 2020

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed that the accident happened on or about 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, involving a West Wind 24 aircraft bound for Haneda.

A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said.

Eight people were killed when a small plane carrying medical supplies crashed at Manila's global airport, Philippines on Sunday, according to local media.

Immediately after the incident, the MIAA Fire and Rescue team was dispatched to the site to douse the flames with chemical foam.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said in a statement that the plane was an Agusta WW24.

The plane was rented by the Philippine ministry of health to transport basic medical supplies throughout the country.

He added that the plane was carrying eight passengers - a flight medic, nurse, doctor, three flight crew, one patient and a companion.

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