Airplane Crash - Manila, Philippines 07/25/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Manila, Philippines


Date07/25/1971
LocationManila, Philippines
OperatorPan American World Airways
RouteSan Francisco - Honolulu - Guam - Manila - Siagon
TypeBoeing 707-321CF
RegistrationN461PA
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryWhile on a VOR/DME approach to Manila runway 24, the aircraft struck Mount Kamunay at an altitude of 2,525 feet, 20 miles east/northeast of the Manila VOR. The probable cause was improper crew coordination, which caused a premature descent.

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