Philippine Airlines Flight 443

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Philippine Airlines Flight 443
Accident summary
Date December 13, 1987
Summary CFIT
Site near Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport, Philippines
Passengers 11
Crew 4
Fatalities 15 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Short 360-300
Operator Philippine Airlines
Registration EI-BTJ
Flight origin Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Philippines
Destination Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport, Philippines

Philippine Airlines Flight 443 was an early morning domestic flight that crashed on Mount Gurain, which is 5000 feet tall. The Short 360-300 operating the route departed Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 6:42 local time. The last radio contact was at 7:17 local time when the aircraft was closing in on Iligan. Shortly after the aircraft crashed.

At the time, this was the worst accident involving a Shorts 360. It is currently the 3rd worst accident involving a Shorts 360.[1]

On December 19, 1987, all 15 people on board the plane, 11 passengers and 4 crew, were confirmed to be killed. An Australian national was among the fatalities.[2]


  1. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Shorts 360 EI-BTJ Iligan
  2. ^ "Remains of PAL crash victims found". Cagayan de Oro: New Straits Times. 19 December 1997. Retrieved 30 April 2015.