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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 22 diciembre 1960
Hora:03:31 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Operador:Philippine Air Lines
Registración: PI-C126
Numéro de série: 20593
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:18611
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 34
Total:Fatalidades: 28 / Ocupantes: 37
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) NNE of Cebu-Lahug Airport (   Filipinas)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cebu-Lahug Airport, Filipinas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Davao Airport (DVO/RPMD), Filipinas
Número de Vuelo: S85
The no. 1 engine failed immediately after takeoff from Cebu runway 03. The aircraft crashed in the Talamban neighbourhood and burned 2,5 miles from the runway end and 7-8deg to the left of the centreline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the malfunctioning of the left engine shortly after take-off but after V2 (the takeoff safety speed). Contributing factors were: 1) the darkness of the night which limited the visibility of the pilot during the emergency; and 2) the inappropriate emergency procedure(s) carried out, or resorted to by the pilot."


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Distance from Cebu-Lahug Airport to Davao Airport as the crow flies is 402 km (251 miles).

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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