Many killed as air ambulance explodes during take off in Philippines


MANILA: A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. The plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway, Manila’s main airport said, adding that fire crews were dispatched to douse the plane with foam, reported Reuters.