Photo grabbed from Sen. Richard Gordon’s Twitter account.

A plane on a medical evacuation mission for Haneda, Japan caught fire and crashed upon takeoff at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), killing all eight persons on board.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the accident, involving a chartered Lion Air flight, occurred at about 8 p.m. at the end of NAIA Runway 24.

The West Wind 24 aircraft carried two passengers, an American and a Canadian, and six crew members, airport officials said. The crew included a doctor, a medic and a nurse.

Sen. Richard Gordon said a fire and medic team from the Philippine Red Cross was sent to the crash site. Authorities said the flames were doused with chemical foam.

“Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident,” the MIAA said.

“The runway has been temporarily closed, as investigators from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Civil Aeronautics Authority of the Philippines are now on site to determine the cause of the incident,” it added. (