MEET THE FOKKER

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A Fokker 27 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force sits nose down on the runway of the Legazpi City airport in Albay after its front landing gear (inset) snapped when it was touching down on Monday morning. All six passengers on board were safe, according to Lt. Col. Luisito Angeles of the 5th PAF Tactical Operations Group. The accident caused flight delays as airport operations were suspended. PHOTO FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF ALBAY GOV. JOEY SALCEDA

A Fokker 27 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force sits nose down on the runway of the Legazpi City airport in Albay after its front landing gear (inset) snapped when it was touching down on Monday morning. All six passengers on board were safe, according to Lt. Col. Luisito Angeles of the 5th PAF Tactical Operations Group. The accident caused flight delays as airport operations were suspended. PHOTO FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF ALBAY GOV. JOEY SALCEDA

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  1. That is an excellent aircraft. Two likely reasons for the accident —- poor maintenance by Air Force Personnel or shoddly (out-of-spec) replacement parts had been installed.