Asian Spirit Flight 100

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Asian Spirit Flight 100
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A Let L-410 similar to the accident aircraft
Accident
DateDecember 7, 1999
SummaryControlled flight into terrain (cause unknown)
SiteBetween Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya and Cabarroguis, Quirino, Philippines
Aircraft typeLet L-410 Turbolet
OperatorAsian Spirit
RegistrationRP-C3880
Flight originNinoy Aquino International Airport
DestinationCauayan Airport
Passengers15
Crew2
Fatalities17
Injuries0
Survivors0

Asian Spirit Flight 100 was a Let L-410 Turbolet that crashed into a mountainside between the municipalities of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya and Cabarroguis, Quirino in the Philippines on December 7, 1999. The aircraft was en route to Cauayan City in Isabela from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. All fifteen passengers and two crew aboard the flight died in the incident.

The aircraft departed the Manila Domestic Terminal of Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 8:34 am PST, with the pilot, Rolando Salandanan,[1] last making contact with air traffic control at 9:19 am PST as he was approaching Cauayan Airport, with no indication of a problem aboard the aircraft. Flight 100 was scheduled to land at Cauayan at 9:37 am PST.[2] The wreckage of Flight 100 would be found the next day, December 8.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ Philippines crash claims 17 lives, BBC News, December 8, 1999