rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8417 times:
It looks like the aircraft landed in the field, came to a stop basically whole - then burned with the high wing engines falling to the ground after the landing was finished.
On emergency landings sometimes after the aircraft is certain to land - they will shut down the engines and feather the props before they actually touchdown. They want to minimize debris flying around if the spinning props hit something. Also makes it easier to evacuate the aircraft if the props are not turning.
Quote: "The three surviving men, who were later confirmed to be Russians, were seen parachuting out of the burning plane, residents in the area told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The survivors told village leaders that three of their companions who were still in the burning plane might be dead. It was still in flames as of Wednesday night. Fire trucks had a difficult time entering the area.
The Pacific East Air Cargo (PEAC) chartered the plane for the operations of the international cargo forwarding firm UPS, a report from the state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) said."
A later report from the same source listed the names of those on board.....
Quote: "The three, who were brought to the hospital, were identified as Yuri Tochonyy, 50, Russian national, pilot; Dmitriy Struminskiy, 39, Uzbekistan national, co-pilot; and Bokhadir Ruziev, 44, Uzbekistan national.
The three missing passengers were identified as Mikolay Bannon and Vadim Yakimov, both Russian, and Tzvitoslav Guetchevski, a Bulgarian."
It was mentioned that the aircraft was on extended operation for Interisland. Hard to credit a Filipino employing Russians. When all these are sorted out, it may yet turn out that ATMA and the company's owner are Russian, Uzbek or Ukrainian.
crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1594 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
I have never had any luck attaching pictures to this site, but there seems to be a lot of similarity in the livery to AN-12 UR-CGV that is in the photo database. Although the c/n does not match, this maybe the a/c.