China News Service, Manila, March 29 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) notified on the evening of the 29th that a medical rescue charter operated by Lion Air Company crashed and took off at Manila International Airport around 8 pm that evening. Six crew members and two passengers on board did not survive.

According to the Philippine Star, six of the eight people on board were Filipinos, with one Canadian and one American.

MIAA notified that fire and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene immediately after the plane exploded and caught fire. The medical rescue aircraft operated by Lion Air, the flight destination is Japan's Haneda Airport.

"Aviation24" reported that the plane was flown as a charter flight of the Philippine Ministry of Health on that day, carrying medical supplies to aid Japan. (Finish)