YEMEN Press Agency

8 killed as Lionair plane crashes in Philippines

SANAA, March 30 (YPA) – At least eight people were killed on Sunday as plane crashed and caught fire at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, officials said.

According to the officials, the accident happened at the end of Runway 06/24 around 8 p.m. involving a West Wind 24 aircraft operated by Lionair Inc. on a medEvac mission to Haneda, Japan.

The casualties included one American, one Canadian, and six Filipinos, an official said in a news conference a couple of hours after the accident.