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c/n 178

PI-C56
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c/n 178

PI-C56

 PI-C56 Philippine Air Lines (PAL), Manila, Philippines. Delivered 22-Nov-1956.

Accident: Mutya, Oriental Misamis. 27-Jul-1962. It crashed in a forest some forty miles south of its planned course, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, who was a suspected criminal wanted on several charges. The cause of the crash was never established.

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Otter 178 was the last of six Otters delivered to Philippine Air Lines (PAL), being delivered on 22nd November 1956 with registration PI-C56. Following its test flying at Downsview, it was packed into a crate, shipped to Manila and re-assembled, entering service with PAL on its 'rural air service'. PI-C56 was destroyed on 27th July 1962 in a crash at Mutya, Oriental Misamis in somewhat mysterious circumstances. It crashed in a forest some forty miles south of its planned course, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, who was a suspected criminal wanted on several charges. The cause of the crash was never established.

Full history courtesy of Karl E. Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter: A History (2005).