- Asian Spirit Flight 100
Infobox Airliner accident|name=Asian Spirit Flight 100
December 7, 1999
Controlled flight into terrain
Nueva Vizcayaand Cabarroguis, Quirino, Philippines
Aircraft Type=Let L-410 Turbolet
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Survivors = 0
Asian SpiritFlight 100 was a Let L-410 Turboletthat crashed onto a mountainside between the municipalities of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcayaand Cabarroguis, Quirinoin the Philippines. The aircraft was en route to Cauayan Cityin Isabela from Ninoy Aquino International Airportin Manila. All fifteen passengers, including two foreigners, Koji Takuma from Japanand Robert Sinnaott from the United Kingdom, [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0WDP/is_1999_Dec_13/ai_58532823 Philippine plane wreckage found, all aboard dead] , Asian Economic News, December 13, 1999] and two crew aboard the flight died in the incident.
The aircraft departed the Manila Domestic Terminal of Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 8:34 am PST, with the pilot, Rolando Salandanan, [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19991207-0&lang=en ASN Aircraft accident description Let 410UVP-E RP-C3883 - Barangay Cacebu] ,
Aviation Safety Network, retrieved July 22, 2007] last making contact with air traffic control at 9:19 am PST as he was approaching Cauayan Airport, with no indication of a problem aboard the aircraft. Flight 100 was scheduled to land at Cauayan at 9:37 am PST. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/553722.stm Philippines crash claims 17 lives] , BBC News, December 8, 1999] The wreckage of Flight 100 would be found the next day, on December 8, 1999.
Impact and aftermath
The crash of Asian Spirit Flight 100 would have an impact on air services to Cauayan City. Since the crash, Asian Spirit has stopped serving the route, leaving Cauayan with no flights to Manila after
Philippine Airlinesdiscontinued service in 1994. Until August 15, 2008, when Philippine Airlines subsidiary PAL Expressrestarted service to the city, no major Philippine airline served the Manila-Cauayan route.
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