ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 RP-C2296 Pansol, Calamba, Laguna
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 1 September 2019
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operator:Lionair Inc.
Registration: RP-C2296
MSN: FL-196
First flight: 1998
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pansol, Calamba, Laguna (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Dipolog Airport (DPL/RPMG), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 crashed into a swimming pool of a private resort when performing a medical evacuation flight. Video footage of the accident plane shows it descending at a significant bank angle.
The flight had just been cleared to descend from 9000 feet to 5000 feet. The aircraft crashed 41 km southeast of Manila Airport.

Probable Cause:

Primary Cause Factor
The aircraft experienced loss of control Inflight (LOC-I) after encountering adverse and hazardous atmospheric turbulent weather conditions which led to an inflight breakup.
Contributory Cause Factors:
a. The presence of adverse and potentially hazardous atmospheric conditions on route of the flight.
b. Failure of the flight crew to maintain situational awareness.
c. Break-down of CRM to apply appropriate emergency procedures to recover the aircraft from the unusual situation they encountered.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Turbulence
Loss of control

Sources:
» CNN Philippines
» filipinotimes.net
» CAA Philippines


Follow-up / safety actions

AAIIB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Distance from Dipolog Airport to Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the crow flies is 700 km (437 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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