Air Philippines Flight 541

Air Philippines Flight 541Wednesday April 19, 2000
The aircraft circled Davao airport in an attempt to land but crashed onto a coconut plantation on the mountainous Samal Island. The plane aborted a previous landing attempt because another plane was on the runway. Weather and visibility were good in the area but the landing attempt may have been hampered by low-lying clouds. The last message from the crew was that they were 7 miles from the airport on final approach. Nothing more was heard from the plane. The aircraft disintegrated upon impact near Mt. Kalangan. The elevation of the accident site was about 500 feet above sea level but the plane should have been at a altitude of 1,500 feet.

Crash Details

DateWednesday April 19, 2000
LocationSamal Island, Philippines
Passengers124
Crew7
Fatalities131
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-2H4
OperatorAir Philippines
RegistrationRP-C3010
Flight OriginManila
Flight Destination Davao
Samal Island, Philippines
Air Philippines
Boeing B-737-2H4
2000