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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 10 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Pilas Island, Sulu Sea (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cagayan de Sulu Airport (CDY/RPMU), Philippines
Destination airport:Zamboanga Airport (ZAM/RPMZ), Philippines
Narrative:
The Islander ditched off Pilas Island following engine problems. Three occupants were rescued, two bodies were found and the remaining seven were reported missing.

Sources:
» Herald-Journal - Jan 11, 1987
» Philippine Daily Inquirer


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Distance from Cagayan de Sulu Airport to Zamboanga Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (245 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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