A medical evacuation plane headed from the Philippines to Japan burst into flames Sunday at the end of the runway in Manila, killing all eight people aboard, officials said.

READ MORE: Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident," that involved a Lion Air flight, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement.

The plane was carrying a patient along with a companion and medical staff to Haneda, Japan.

“8 passengers consisting of a flight medic, nurse, doctor, three flight crew, one patient and its companion were on board,” Sen. Richard Gordon, head of the Philippine Red Cross, wrote on Twitter.

It was not immediately clear whether the patient was suffering from the coronavirus.

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