According to the Manila International Airport Authorities, the plane that was carrying emergency medical supplies to Japan amid at the coronavirus outbreak crashed and exploded after the WestWind 24 aircraft was taking off from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
They added that when the plane crashed and burst into flames, it killed all eight persons onboard. The flight, which was on a med-evac mission to Haneda, Japan, was carrying two passengers and six crew members.
“Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident.”
Two passengers were a 63-year-old Canadian man and a 58-year-old Filipino-American woman. The airport authorities said the other six were Filipinos three pilots, a flight mechanic, a doctor and a nurse.