Airplane Crash - Near Cebu, Philippines 03/17/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Cebu, Philippines


Date03/17/1957
Time01:30
LocationNear Cebu, Philippines
OperatorMilitary - Philippine Air Force
RouteCebu - Manila
TypeDouglas C-47 Skytrain
RegistrationPI-C-
Aboard25
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryThe plane had just taken off from Cebu bound for Manila when it crashed 20 miles NW of the city. President Ramon Magsaysay, 50, of the Philippines died along with twenty-three others when the plane struck Mt. Manunggal. Magsaysay was on a campaigning trip for reelection. Metal fatigue.

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