Narrative:The Boeing Stratocruiser was on a flight from San Francisco to Singapore with some in-between stops. As the aircraft touched down at Manila (runway 06) the undercarriage collapsed. The plane skidded and swerved to the right, coming to rest 2850 feet past the runway threshold and 27 feet from the edge of the runway. One of the passengers was killed when one of the blades of the no. 3 prop broke off, penetrating the passenger cabin.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The hard landing of the aircraft caused the failure or collapse of the right main gear 'V' strut support. Contributing factors were the heavy rains and gusty wind."
Landing gear collapse
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (150-153)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Guam International Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 2553 km (1595 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.