MEDIVAC FLIGHT CRASHES AND KILLS ALL 8 ON BOARD
(Posted 29th March 2020)
A 39 year old IAI 1124A Westwind aircraft owned and operated by LionAir Inc. of Manila in the Philippines earlier today crashed on take off, killing both crew and 6 passengers on board.
The aircraft was due to perform an evacuation flight from Manila to Tokyo when the plane, registered as RP-C5880 went down for unknown reasons, burst into flames and burned out.
The IAI Westwind is a business jet initially produced by Aero Commander as the 1121 Jet Commander. Powered by twin GE CJ610 turbojet engines, it first flew on January 27, 1963 and received its type certification on November 4, 1964, before the first delivery. The manufacturer produced overall 442 aircraft of this type.