Philippine Airlines Flight 215

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Philippine Airlines Flight 215
Bombing summary
Date April 21, 1970
Summary Bomb Explosion
Site Philippine Islands
Passengers 32
Crew 4
Fatalities 36 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Hawker Siddeley HS-748-209 Srs. 2
Operator Philippine Airlines
Registration PI-C1022[1]
Flight origin Cauayan Airport, Cauayan City, Philippines
Destination Manila International Airport, Manila, Philippines

Philippine Airlines Flight 215 was the route designator for a Philippine Airlines flight from Cauayan Airport to Manila International Airport which exploded en route to Manila.


On April 21, 1970, Flight 215 was en route from Cauayan Airport to Manila Airport when, at 10,500 ft, an explosion occurred in the aircraft's lavatory, the tail section separated from the aircraft and the aircraft crashed.[1]

All 32 passengers and 4 crew (36 in total) were killed in the incident.[1] A bomb in the lavatory was the suspected cause of the incident.[2]