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IAI Westwind with medical supplies down

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posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 08:46 AM
Reports are coming out of Manila that an IAI Westwind (RP-C5880) has been involved in a crash on takeoff. The aircraft was totally destroyed in a fire, and none of the 8 people on board are said to have survived. Reports are coming in on social media, and it hasn't hit the media yet. According to the report, the plane was chartered by the Philippine health ministry, and went off the runway on takeoff. More as it becomes available.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 08:54 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58

some video here, a report says the plane exploded...that may mean on any impact.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 09:23 AM
a reply to: smurfy

The initial report was they were landing, later changed to taking off. They may have gotten airborne and came back down hard.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 10:03 AM
Looking at the data from FR24, it was an abort gone bad. There's no altitude date, but the speed reached about 100 knots before starting back down and cutting off.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 10:42 AM
It was a medevac with patient and companion on board. They were transporting to Japan.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 11:14 AM
seems that the airline company has some issues

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Deputy Director Don Mendoza said in the press briefing that the aircraft was "airworthy" and that the pilot's license was current.
But he said CAAP would consider grounding Lionair's planes, since this is the second fatal incident involving the company in nearly 7 months.
On September 1, 2019, a medical evacuation plane also operated by Lionair crashed in Laguna, killing all 9 people aboard.

from a comment i read on the Philippine red cross facebook post, it seems that the aircraft caught fire and exploded on takeoff

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: generik

The early reports were that they had a runway overrun. The initial data looks like a takeoff abort about 100 knots. An engine problem or tire blowing at that speed could lead to a fire, and an overrun could absolutely cause an explosion.

posted on Mar, 29 2020 @ 12:46 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58

Doesn't even look as if they even got Airborn..

They picked up speed, but failed to lift.

Edit: transmission looked to have quit right at the end of the runway.

Additional info on the aircraft..

General characteristics

Crew: 2Capacity: 7 pax normal (maximum 10) / 1,474 kg (3,250 lb) max payloadLength: 15.93 m (52 ft 3 in)Wingspan: 13.65 m (44 ft 9 in) , 13.16 m (43 ft) excluding tip-tanksHeight: 4.81 m (15 ft 9 in)Wing area: 28.64 m2 (308.3 sq ft)Aspect ratio: 6.51Airfoil: IAI 54-12 (Sigma 1 modified)[14]Empty weight: 4,536 kg (10,000 lb)Max takeoff weight: 10,660 kg (23,501 lb)Fuel capacity: 4,345 kg (9,579 lb)Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731-3-1G turbofan engines, 16.46 kN (3,700 lbf) thrust each


Cruise speed: 723 km/h (449 mph, 390 kn) economical at 11,890–12,500 m (39,009–41,010 ft)Stall speed: 184 km/h (114 mph, 99 kn) at max landing weight, flaps down, engines idlingNever exceed speed: 868 km/h (539 mph, 469 kn) at 8,840 m (29,003 ft)Range: 4,430 km (2,750 mi, 2,390 nmi) 10 pax, 5,385 km (3,346 mi; 2,908 nmi) with max fuel + 4 paxService ceiling: 13,725 m (45,030 ft)Rate of climb: 25.4 m/s (5,000 ft/min) at sea levelWing loading: 372 kg/m2 (76 lb/sq ft)Thrust/weight: 0.31
Take-off balanced field length: 1,600 m (5,249 ft)Landing run from 15 m (49 ft): 747 m (2,451 ft) at max landing weight

edit on 29-3-2020 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)

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