Accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 RP-C2296, Sunday 1 September 2019
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Date:Sunday 1 September 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Owner/operator:Lionair Inc.
Registration: RP-C2296
MSN: FL-196
Year of manufacture:1998
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Pansol, Calamba, Laguna -   Philippines
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dipolog Airport (DPL/RPMG)
Destination airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 crashed into a swimming pool of a private resort when performing a medical evacuation flight. Video footage of the accident plane shows it descending at a significant bank angle.
The flight had just been cleared to descend from 9000 feet to 5000 feet. The aircraft crashed 41 km southeast of Manila Airport.

Primary Cause Factor
The aircraft experienced loss of control Inflight (LOC-I) after encountering adverse and hazardous atmospheric turbulent weather conditions which led to an inflight breakup.
Contributory Cause Factors:
a. The presence of adverse and potentially hazardous atmospheric conditions on route of the flight.
b. Failure of the flight crew to maintain situational awareness.
c. Break-down of CRM to apply appropriate emergency procedures to recover the aircraft from the unusual situation they encountered.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report


CNN Philippines
CAA Philippines

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 December 2009 RP-C2296 INAEC Aviation Corporation 0 Isabel-Pasar Airstrip unk
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  • 17th worst accident in 2019
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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