In new reports, tragedy struck in Manila, Philippines today, 29th of March, 2020 as a chartered medical evacuation flight crashed during takeoff.

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According to a statement released by authorities at Manila’s main airport, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), it was revealed that the Lionair plane owned by a Philippines-registered charter service Lionair, was bound for Haneda, Japan, but burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 08:00pm.

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A total of eight passengers and crew, including an American and a Canadian have been reported deaf from the crash. The twin-jet West Wind 24 plane was carrying three medical personnel, three flight crew, a patient and a companion.

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement;

“The flight, which was on a med-evac mission to Haneda, Japan, was carrying two passengers and six crew members.

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“Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident.”

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