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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Saturday 19 October 1974
Time:ca 01:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Mabuhay Airways
Registration: RP-C643
MSN: 26996/15551
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,2 km (0.1 mls) off Calapan Airport (CPP) (   Philippines)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roxas City Airport (RXS/RPVR), Philippines
Destination airport:?
One hour after takeoff from Roxas, cruising at FL85, the no. 1 engine had to be shut down due to severe vibrations and backfiring. The crew chose to divert to Calapan. At 900 feet over Calapan the controls began to shake and the control was lost. The aircraft was ditched 200 m offshore.



photo of Douglas-C-47B-RP-C643
accident date: 19-10-1974
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: RP-C643
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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