NTSB Identification: SEA05WA111
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 17, 2005 in Ipil, Philippines
Aircraft: Beech B55, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 17, 2005, approximately 1430 local time, a Beechcraft B55 multiengine airplane, RPC808, was destroyed while approaching the Ipil airport, Ipil, Zambo-anga Sibugay, the Philippines. Both crewmembers, the pilot and copilot, received fatal injuries. The airplane was operated by Topflite Airways, Incorporated, located at the Mactan International Airport, Cebu, the Philippines. The aircraft departed the Mactan-Cebu International Airport approximately 1200.

The aircraft reportedly was chartered to pick up cargo from Ipil and transport it to Cebu. Initial reports from witnesses indicate the airplane exploded in midair just two miles from the Ipil airport, one mile from the shore of Sitio Sibakya, and exploded a second time upon impact with seawaters.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Philippines. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Air Transportation Office
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Pasay City 1300
Philippines

Telephone (632) 832-1961
FAX: (632) 833-1577

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by the government of the Philippines.

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