Asian Spirit Flight 100

Infobox Airliner accident|name=Asian Spirit Flight 100
Date=December 7, 1999
Type=Controlled flight into terrain
Site=Between Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya and Cabarroguis, Quirino, Philippines
Fatalities=17
Injuries=0
Aircraft Type=Let L-410 Turbolet
Origin=Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Destination=Cauayan Airport
Operator=Asian Spirit
Tail Number=airreg|RP|C3883|disaster
Passengers=15
Crew=2
Survivors = 0

Asian Spirit Flight 100 was a Let L-410 Turbolet that crashed onto a mountainside between the municipalities of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya and Cabarroguis, Quirino in the Philippines. The aircraft was en route to Cauayan City in Isabela from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. All fifteen passengers, including two foreigners, Koji Takuma from Japan and 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 Airlines discontinued service in 1994. Until August 15, 2008, when Philippine Airlines subsidiary PAL Express restarted service to the city, no major Philippine airline served the Manila-Cauayan route.

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