Plane bound for Tokyo catches fire at NAIA facebook sharing button messenger sharing button twitter sharing button (Philstar.com) - March 29, 2020 - 9:40pm MANILA, Philippines ― An aircraft caught on fire at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport late Sunday.
The plane was reportedly an ambulance aircraft carrying medical supplies.
According to a source, Lionair RPC5880 had eight people on board: Six Filipino crew members and two passengers. The passengers were a Canadian and an American.
The aircraft―according to its registration number, an IAI 1124A Westwind II―was headed to Tokyo International Airport.
According to the Lionair website, its Westwind II can accomodate seven passengers in executive seats. It can also be configured as an air ambulance, with space for a patient, two or three members of a medical team, and one or two relatives.