- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 19, 2000
Time: 07:02
Location: Samal Island, Philippines
Operator: Air Philippines
Flight #: 541
Route: Manila - Davao
AC Type: Boeing B-737-2H4
Registration: RP-C3010
cn / ln: 21447/508
Aboard: 131   (passengers:124  crew:7)
Fatalities: 131   (passengers:124  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft circled Davao airport in an attempt to land but crashed onto a coconut plantation on the mountainous Samal Island. The plane aborted a previous landing attempt because another plane was on the runway. Weather and visibility were good in the area but the landing attempt may have been hampered by low-lying clouds. The last message from the crew was that they were 7 miles from the airport on final approach. Nothing more was heard from the plane. The aircraft disintegrated upon impact near Mt. Kalangan. The elevation of the accident site was about 500 feet above sea level but the plane should have been at a altitude of 1,500 feet.
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