Philippine Air Lines

Philippine Air Lines Friday May 11, 1990
There was an explosion in the center fuel tank while the aircraft was being pushed back for flight. Ignition of vapors in the empty center tank probably resulted from faulty wiring. Several causes have been presumed including chafed insulation on the wiring for the center fuel tank float level switch and damaged insulation on the wiring of the nearby wing anti-ice valve.

Crash Details

DateFriday May 11, 1990
LocationManila, Philippines
Passengers113
Crew6
Fatalities8
Survivors111
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-3Y0
OperatorPhilippine Air Lines
RegistrationEI-BZG
Flight OriginManila
Flight Destination Iloilo
Manila, Philippines
Philippine Air Lines
Boeing B-737-3Y0
1990