Date & Time: Sep 13, 1976 at 1640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Naga - Manila
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine airplane departed Naga Airport at 1524LT on a charter flight to Manila. While descending to Manila-Intl Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and thunderstorm activity. The airplane struck the slope of Mt Palagyo located about 42 km northeast of Manila Airport. SAR operations were initiated but the wreckage was located 11 days later only. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all eight occupants have been killed, among them Gerhard König, Ambassador of Germany to the Philippines.
Controlled flight into terrain.