Airplane Crash - Calapan, Philippines 10/19/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Calapan, Philippines


Date10/19/1974
Time01:15
LocationCalapan, Philippines
OperatorMabuhay Airways
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationRP-C643
Cn/In15551/26996
Aboard8
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryOne hour after takeoff, cruising at FL85, the No.1 engine had to be shut down due to severe vibrations and backfiring. The crew chose to divert to Calapan. At 900 ft over Calapan, the controls began to shake and control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft was ditched 700 feet offshore.

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