Manila Bay Crash

A Laoag International Airlines Fokker-27 crashed into Manila Bay on takeoff from Domestic, killing at least 14 passengers, many of whom were internationals.

Who was in charge of maintaining the carrier’s aging fleet? Were the aircraft examined regularly? And why do they call themselves “Laoag International Airlines” when none of their destinations is outside of the Philippines?

More from Philstar: Flying Coffins, and some perspective from Soliven.