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At the scene of the incident in Ninoy Aquino International Airport on March 29, 2020.

PHOTO BY PHILIPPINE RED CROSS/SOCIAL MEDIA


Plane explodes at Philippine airport, no survivors

 

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

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