China News Network Manila, March 30 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) notified on the evening of the 29th that a medical ambulance charter operated by Lion Air was at the end of runway 24 of Manila International Airport at about 8 o'clock that night. The explosion crashed during take-off, and 6 crew members and 2 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. Currently, the Philippine Civil Aviation Authority is conducting an on-site investigation on Runway 24.
According to MIAA's announcement to reporters, the medical rescue aircraft operated by LionAir has the registration number RPC5880, and the 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.
According to the Philippine Star, according to its registration number IAI1124A, it is a Westwindii ambulance.
According to Lionair's official website, Zephyr II can accommodate seven passengers and can be configured as an air ambulance to provide space for one patient, two or three medical team members, and one or two relatives. (Finish)