Date: May 11, 1990
Time: ?
Location: Manila, Philippines
Operator: Philippine Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Manila - Iloilo
AC Type: Boeing B-737-3Y0
Registration: EI-BZG
cn / ln: 24466
Aboard: 119   (passengers:113  crew:6)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:8  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: There was an explosion in the center fuel tank while the aircraft was being pushed back for flight. Ignition of vapors in the empty center tank probably resulted from faulty wiring. Several causes have been presumed including chafed insulation on the wiring for the center fuel tank float level switch and damaged insulation on the wiring of the nearby wing anti-ice valve.

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