Medevac plane explosion kills eight on takeoff from Philippine capital

Medevac plane explosion kills eight on takeoff from Philippine capital
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  • calendar-gray 29 March 2020

A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 8 p.m. (1200 GMT), Manila’s main airport said. 

Video footage showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the night sky as fire crews doused the fuselage with foam.

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