International News Mar 29, 2020 6:40 PM EST

Philippine flight disaster kills eight, including one Canadian

Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that a Canadian was on board the flight explosion that killed eight in Manila, Philippines.

Philippine flight disaster kills eight, including one Canadian
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC
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Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that a Canadian was on board the flight explosion that killed eight in Manila, Philippines.

The plane, which was en route to Japan, was also carrying six Filipino crew members, and an American.

The flight was bound for Japan on a medical mission, when it went ablaze while still in the airport's main runway.

Manila airport general manager Ed Monreal confirmed to the Associated Press that there were no survivors.

The victims' identities will remain protected until the families are informed.

The plane reportedly went up in flames after a still-unspecified problem, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said in a statement.

The plane was dowsed in chemical foam in an attempt to stop the fire. Bodies of the victims remained in the flight until an investigation was conducted.

The Deputy Chief of the Civil Aviation Authority said that the plane was "airworthy" and that the pilots were certified to fly it. The plane's last flight took place on Saturday to deliver medical supplies to the Iloilo province of the Philipines.

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