Accident IAI 1124A Westwind II RP-C5880, Sunday 29 March 2020
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Date:Sunday 29 March 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
IAI 1124A Westwind II
Owner/operator:Lionair Inc.
Registration: RP-C5880
MSN: 353
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) -   Philippines
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT)
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The IAI 1124A Westwind crashed following an aborted takeoff from runway 24 and burst into flames at Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines. The aircraft carried out a medical evacuation flight to Tokyo, Japan.
Signs of heavy braking were found on the runway. After exiting from the asphalted portion of runway safety area, the aircraft initially run over two runway edge lights then impacted into a concrete electric junction box and came to a complete stop at the runway secondary fence.

- Primary Cause Factor
a. The decision of the PF to abort the take-off after VR that resulted to runway excursion.
b. Incorrect pilot techniques or procedures in the high-speed rejected take-off.
- Contributory Cause Factors:
a. Operational pressures related to the delay of schedule due to late filing of the flight plan compelling the crew to rush and meet the schedule demand.
b. The crew's complacency by skipping required briefing item in the before take-off checklist, in this case, the considerations in the event of a malfunction before/after V1.


11:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
RPLL 291100Z 11009KT 080V150 9999 FEW025 30/23 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2980

12:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
RPLL 291200Z 11006KT 080V160 9999 FEW025 30/23 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983

13:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
RPLL 291300Z 12006KT 080V160 9999 FEW025 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report



  • 9th worst accident in 2020
  • worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) zx4142; Taipei-Songshan Airport (TSA/RCSS); 24 February 2018; (publicdomain)

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