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Lionair Philippines Westwind crashes on take off at Manila, 8 dead

On March 29, 2020, a Lionair Philippines Israel Aircraft Industries IAI-1124A Westwind, registered as RP-C5880, exploded while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport killing all eight people on board. The aircraft was on a medevac mission to Tokyo, Japan.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) grounded the entire fleet of aircraft charter company Lionair Inc. after the crash.

Read the full story from The Star.

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