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8 killed as Medevac plane crashes in Manila – VIDEO

Jack Burton

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“Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident.”

A plane evacuating a Covid-19 coronavirus patient exploded during takeoff in the Philippine capital of Manila on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew. The victims included an American and a Canadian.

The plane, owned by a Philippine-registered charter service Lionair, was bound for Japan. It burst into flames at the end of the runway around 8pm..

Indonesian carrier Lion Air issued a statement clarifying that it is unrelated to the Manila-based Lionair commercial airline.

Video showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky as fire crews doused the craft with foam. The twin-jet West Wind 24 plane was carrying three medical personnel, three flight crew; a patient and a companion, according to Richard Gordon a senator and head of the Philippine Red Cross.

“Unfortunately, no passengers survived the accident,” the Manila International Airport Authority said in a statement. An investigation by the Civil Aeronautics Authority of the Philippines is under way.

The runway was temporarily closed, affecting an arriving Korean Air flight, which was diverted to Clark airport in the northern Philippines. An American and Canadian were among those killed, the six others were all Filipinos.

SOURCE: asiaone

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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