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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 17 octobre 2009
Heure:12:14
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Compagnie:Victoria Air
Immatriculation: RP-C550
Numéro de série: 25737/14292
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 3,5 km SW of Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) (   Philippines)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Aéroport de destination:Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS/RPVP), Philippines
Détails:
A Douglas DC-3 operated by Victoria Air, was destroyed when it crashed in a warehouse shortly after takeoff from Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Philippines. The airplane took off from runway 24 at 11:56. The airplane reportedly carried a cargo consisting of six drums of aircraft fuel on a domestic flight to Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS). Shortly after takeoff the crew informed the Manila Tower controller that they were returning due to a technical problem. The crew did not declare an emergency. Air traffic control cleared the flight to turn around an land on runway 06. The pilot was not able to maintain altitude and the aircraft crashed some 3,5 km short of runway 06. It came down on an abandoned warehouse and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board determine that the probable causes of this accident were the following:
- Non-procedural application of power during take-off and initial climb that led to left engine malfunction.
- The questionable qualifications of the flight crew.
- Low level of competence of the pilots.
- Not feathering the left engine.
- Turning towards the bad engine.
- Not declaring an emergency.

Sources:
» 4 killed as planes crashes into Las Piñas warehouse (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 17-10-2009)
» Accident report summary


Opérations de secours

AAIIB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-3C-RP-C550
accident date: 17-10-2009
type: Douglas DC-3C (C-47D)
registration: RP-C550
 

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
AUG 1944 43-48476 United States Army Air Force - USAAF delivered
43-48476 United States Army Air Force - USAAF converted from C-47B-1-DK to C-47D
18 SEP 1947 43-48476 United States Air Force - USAF new name
1949 43-48476 United States Air Force - USAF converted from C-47D to VC-47D
24 NOV 1952 United States Air Force - USAF accident at Washington, DC
FEB 1967 43-48476 United States Air Force - USAF converted from VC-47D to C-47D
MAY 1967 348476 South Vietnam Air Force delivered
29 MAY 1973 348476 Philippine Air Force delivered
JUL 1984 RP-C550 Philair bought
MAY 2001 RP-C550 Victoria Air

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport et Puerto Princesa Airport est de 581 km (363 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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