Ground witnesses observed the airplane flying very low about 11nm abeam of the runways 02L/20R and 02R/20L over the village of Mexico (Pampanga province) before the airplane impacted a field near the village.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported, that the crew reported a fire on board a few minutes prior to impact with the crew attempting to get the airplane onto the ground immediately. All 3 flight crew (1 Russian, 2 Uzbekistan citizens) survived, the three other crew/passengers (2 Russian, 1 Bulgarian) are missing.
This Mexico as well as this Angeles are located in the Philippines (not in North America - to avoid any confusion).
The airplane UP-AN216, MSN 402001, joined the fleet of ATMA in September 2009 arriving from Lao Air.