The incident occurred right at the Manila airport. The plane did not have time to gain altitude and crashed. There were doctors on board. The local newspaper Manila Bulletin reported this on its Twitter account.
Immediately after the crash, the plane caught fire. According to preliminary data, all those inside were killed. Eyewitnesses post a video from the scene of the fire.
According to the diplomatic mission, the flight was private.
There were eight people on the plane. In addition to doctors who transported medicines, there were also foreigners. The media claim about a patient from Canada, who was going to be evacuated to a hospital in Japan. A US citizen is also believed to have been on Board. Information about this is being clarified. Other details of the accident are being investigated.
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It is not yet known what caused the accident. Firefighters and paramedics are on the scene.
The epidemic has not spared the Philippines. Now in the country, doctors have a hot time. The number of cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines has reached 1,400.