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Philippine Airlines Flight PR158 was a Philippine Airlines flight from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Manila International Airport in Manila which crashed on 12 September 1969. The aircraft, a BAC One-Eleven, struck a mango tree on the hill in suburban Kula-ike, Antipolo City, 22 km (12 nmi) east of its destination while on a VOR approach to runway 24.[1]

Survivors

Of the 42 passengers and five crewmembers on board, only one passenger and one Flight Steward survived, both of whom were hospitalized with burns.

Flight crew

Mateo Ranillo was the pilot, father of actor Mat Ranillo III. LT.Col. Felix del Roario was co-pilot, hails from Taytay Rizal, a town just below the hills west of Antipolo.

Causes

The aircraft crashed due to turbulent high winds, and heavy rainstorm, with poor visibility at night. At the time, it was the worst accident involving a BAC One-Eleven.[1] It was surpassed by EAS Airlines Flight 4226, which crashed on May 4, 2002 with 149 fatalities.

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