At the scene of the incident in Ninoy Aquino International Airport on March 29, 2020.
PHOTO BY PHILIPPINE RED CROSS/SOCIAL MEDIA
MANILA – A Lion Air aircraft with eight people on board caught fire and then exploded on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday (March 29).
There were no survivors, according to Manila International Airport Authority.
The Japan-bound aircraft was carrying a Canadian patient, a companion, medic, nurse, doctor and three crew members.
It caught fire and then exploded as it was taking off on the runway. An investigation is underway and the runway has been cordoned off.
Senator and Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon said firefighters and medic teams are at the scene. DAJ/Expat Media
WATCH: An aircraft reportedly carrying medical supplies caught on fire while it was about to take off at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) around 8 p.m. According to BFP, fire was already out at 9:02 p.m. @inquirerdotnet (Sourced video) pic.twitter.com/8w38t1qVTi
— Dexter Cabalza (@dexcabalzaINQ) March 29, 2020
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