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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Sunday 29 March 2020
Time:ca 20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1124A Westwind II
Operator:Lionair Inc.
Registration: RP-C5880
MSN: 353
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) (   Philippines)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
The IAI 1124A Westwind crashed on takeoff from runway 24 and burst into flames at Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines.
The aircraft carried out a medical evacuation flight to Tokyo, Japan.


METAR Weather report:
11:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
RPLL 291100Z 11009KT 080V150 9999 FEW025 30/23 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2980

12:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
RPLL 291200Z 11006KT 080V160 9999 FEW025 30/23 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983

13:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
RPLL 291300Z 12006KT 080V160 9999 FEW025 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983


photo of IAI-1124A-Westwind-II-RP-C5880
accident date: 29-03-2020
type: IAI 1124A Westwind II
registration: RP-C5880

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
1981 4X-CTU IAI first flight
Nov. 1981 N379JR Atlantic Aviation Corporation registered
Feb. 1982 N379JR Nexxus Products Company registered
Sep. 1984 N90CH Hemmeter Investment Company registered
May 1986 N90CH UR Aircraft registered
May 1986 N86UR UR Aircraft registered
Feb. 1989 N86UR UCT Aircraft Inc. registered
Nov. 1989 N86UR US Bancorp Leasing & Financial registered
Aug. 1990 N89UH US Bancorp Leasing & Financial registered
30 Nov. 1993 N89UH UIM Aircraft Inc. registered
5 May 1997 C-GRGE Chartright Air Inc. registered
4 Feb. 1998 EC-GSL Gestair Executive Jet S.A. registered
13 May 2009 RP-C5880 Lionair registered

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 2979 km (1862 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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IAI 1124

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