(CNN) — A Tokyo-bound airplane crashed whereas taking off from Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport within the Philippines capital metropolis of Manila on Sunday, killing all eight on board, airport personnel instructed CNN.
All passengers on board Lion Air Flight RPC 5880 died after the airplane caught fireplace because it was taking off from the airport, in response to Manila’s Worldwide Airport Authority.
The crew, a nurse, and a coronavirus affected person are among the many lifeless.
An American and Canadian had been on board the flight, in response to the flight’s passenger manifest. The opposite six on board had been Filipino, in response to the manifest.
The passengers included medical personnel, in response to Crimson Cross spokesman Richard Gordon.
The airplane was reportedly carrying medical provides, the Philippines Information Company mentioned, including that the airplane caught fireplace on the runway.