Philippine Airlines Flight 443

Philippine Airlines Flight 443 was an early morning domestic flight that crashed into Mount Gurain, Philippines, on December 19, 1987. The Short 360-300 operating the route departed Mactan–Cebu International Airport at 6:42 a.m. local time. The last radio contact was at 7:17 a.m, local time, when the aircraft was closing in on Iligan. Shortly after, the aircraft crashed. All 15 people on board the plane, 11 passengers and 4 crew, were confirmed dead.[1][2]

Philippine Airlines Flight 443
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A Short 360 similar to the accident aircraft
DateDecember 13, 1987
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
Sitenear Iligan-Maria Cristina Airport, Philippines
Aircraft typeShort 360-300
OperatorPhilippine Airlines
Flight originMactan–Cebu International Airport, Philippines
DestinationIligan-Maria Cristina Airport, Philippines

This would be the first fatal accident involving a Short 360.


  1. ^ "Remains of PAL crash victims found". New Straits Times. Cagayan de Oro. 19 December 1987. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Shorts 360-300 EI-BTJ Iligan Airport (IGN)". Retrieved 2020-02-10.