Medical Plane Used for Coronavirus Response Explodes in Philippines, 1 American Among the Dead

An aircraft that has been used as an ambulance in the Philippines “caught fire and exploded” according to authorities in the country. The plane had been used to help fight the Coronavirus and was used for Coronavirus response.

The plane was attempting to take off for Japan on Sunday killing all on board, including an American, according to the officials.

The aircraft was a Lion Air Plane, was bound from Manila to Haneda Airport in Tokyo with eight people on board when it caught fire at the end of a runway at the Manila International Airport.

“There were no survivors,” Manila airport General Manager Ed Monreal said at the news conference.

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