A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 8 p.m. (1200 GMT), Manila’s main airport said.
An aircraft chartered by Philippine Department of Health, crash-landed/overshot the runway at #Manila (#NAIA). its carrying medical supplies ,8 passengers consisting of a flight medic, nurse, doctor, 3 flight crew, one patient and its companion were on board.— Dr. Sunil Kumar Meena (@Drsunil0198) March 29, 2020
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😰😰😰— Rommel Villegas (@for__keeps) March 29, 2020
Fire and medic teams from the Philippine Red Cross were dispatched to NAIA to respond to a plane crash that killed 8 passengers. pic.twitter.com/Q8B0slNAzx
Breaking: A plane got crashed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) tonight carrying medical supplies. 8 passengers including pilots are confirmed dead.— Brix ❤️ (@im_ChristianR) March 29, 2020
The aircraft is owned by Lionair Inc. with tail number RPC5880.
Photo: CTO | Philippine Emergency Alerts pic.twitter.com/1LUQkG37Lu