A civilian jet aircraft used for a medical evacuation crashed while attempting to leave Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday night.
The aircraft which identified as an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) 1124A Westwind aircraft exploded at runway 24, of the Manila International Airport, the aircraft has a registration number RPC 5880 owned by Lion Air aircraft.
Some reports also said that it was one of the aircraft chartered by the Department of Health (DOH) to carry medical supplies across the country.
Photos and videos of the crash have circulated on social media.
As of writing the fire is now under control.
It’s not yet known how many passengers were affected by the incident.
Some members of the Philippine PlaneSpotters Group on Facebook claimed that all people inside the aircraft didn’t survive the incident.
A document also showed that there are 6 crews and 2 passengers inside the plane during that flight.
Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross confirmed that the eight passengers are consisting of a flight medic, nurse, doctor, three flight crew, one patient and its companion.
It also indicated that the plane was planned to travel to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) released a statement confirming that no passenger survived the incident.
”The runway has been temporarily closed, as investigators from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are now on site to determine the cause of the incident,” DOTR statement read.