ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3) PI-C98 Alabat Island [Lamon Bay]
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Date:Saturday 7 May 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: PI-C98
MSN: 33491/16743
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Alabat Island [Lamon Bay] (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Daet-Camarines Norte Airport (DTE/RPUD), Philippines
Destination airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Crashed into the sea.
A time bomb delivered to the aircraft by two ex-convicts who were hired for the job by a woman and a man who were attempting to kill the woman's husband, a passenger on the aircraft.

Loss of control

» The Baltimore Sun, May 13, 1949, page 2
» Arizona Republic, May 11, 1949, page 23
» Pasadena (Calif.) Independent, May 18, 1949, page 13
» The Southeast Missourian - Sep 26, 1949


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Distance from Daet-Camarines Norte Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2743rd loss
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