|Birth name||Ernesto H. Abuloc|
|Born|| ca. 1937|
|Penalty||Sentenced to death|
|Date|| March 31, 1977|
Ernesto H. Abuloc (also identified as Ernesto Agdulos, or Agbulo) was a Filipino pilot who killed seven people and wounded at least nine others during a flight from Zamboanga City to Tawi-Tawi, Philippines on March 31, 1977. He was afterwards arrested and sentenced to death.
While flying soldiers to the southern Philippines in a private charter plane Abuloc suddenly grabbed the M-16 in his cockpit and began shooting at his passengers. Six of the 34 soldiers aboard, as well as a stewardess were killed and a further nine wounded. Military investigators he told that he had a blackout after having breakfast and cannot remember anything of his deed, as he regained his senses only after landing in Zamboanga City.
Was a pilot for Swiftair, flew a Douglas DC-3, transported 34 passengers from Zamboanga City to a military base on the island Tawi-Tawi, when approaching Sanga-Sanga Airport took an M-16, fired at passengers until he was overpowered and tied up, plane was then flown back to Zamboanga City by the co-pilot, Abuloc was taken to hospital then handed over to investigators, among those killed were a navy lieutenant, four marines, a stewardess, Maria Lim and nurse A. Ramos, among the wounded was a nurse, the others were all members of the military.
initially claimed to have had a blackout, but later confessed that robbery was the motive for the shooting, wanted to kill crew and passengers, then escape with the 700,000 pesos one of them was carrying, stated that he had an accomplice on the ground with whom he wanted to escape after landing, stated that he knew among his passengers was the branch manager of the Philippines National Bank at Bungao with a case containing 700,000 pesos, soldiers had deposited their weapons with pilot for security reasons, 
Planned to kill all passengers and escape with the 700,000 pesos one of them was carrying.
was charged with multiple homcide, attempted homicide, illegal possession of firearms, and armed robbery, pleaded guilty, was sentenced to death by a military court on November 22, 1978.
Among those killed were:
- Maria Magdalena Lim, 26, stewardess
- A. Ramos, 25, nurse
- ↑ Filipino Pilot Claims Blackout in Killing of 7, The New York Times (April 1, 1977)
- ↑ Pilot says he blacked out, can't recall shooting spree, Ellensburg Daily Record (April 1, 1977)
- ↑ Filipino pilot kills 8 on military plane, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 1, 1977)
- ↑ Berserk pilot kills seven, remembers none of it, The Gettysburg Times (April 2, 1977)
- ↑ Pilot Reportedly Planned to Kill, Rob All on DC-3, Los Angeles Times (April 3, 1977)
- ↑ Amok-pilot kills 7 in mid-flight, The Straits Times (April 1, 1977)
- ↑ Robbery was motive for mid-air killings, The Straits Times (April 3, 1977)
- ↑ 'Action' on plan of amok pilot, The Straits Times (April 4, 1977)
- ↑ Firing squad for mass killer, The Straits Times (November 23, 1978)
- Pilot mengamok di udara: 7 jadi mangsa, Berita Harian (April 1, 1977)
- Juruterbang bunuh penumpang: Rompakan mungkin puncanya, Berita Harian (April 2, 1977)
- Kapten akui cuba bunuh penumpang2 k-terbang, Berita Harian (April 5, 1977)
- Seven killed when pilot opened fire, The Straits Times (April 5, 1977)
- Pilot who killed 8 in hospital, Williamson Daily News (April 1, 1977)
- Berserk killer claims he can't remember what he did, Lewiston Evening Journal (April 1, 1977)
- Berserk pilot shoots dead 7, The Sydney Morning Herald (April 1, 1977)
- Pilot goes berserk, kills six during flight, Beaver County Times (March 31, 1977)
- Filipino pilot runs amok, kills 7, Dubuque Telegraph Herald (March 31, 1977)
- Berserk pilot kills 8 in Philippines, The Connecticut Day (April 1, 1977)
- Around the world -Pilot denies recall of killings, The Press-Courier (April 1, 1977)
- Airline pilot goes berserk, Rome News Tribune (March 31, 1977)
- Pilot gets death in R.P. shootings, Pacific Stars and Stripes (November 25, 1978)
- El piloto de un avion mata en vuelo a siete personas, ABC (April 2, 1977)
- Berserk pilot kills 6 on plane, The Milwaukee Sentinel (March 31, 1977)
- Airliner captain kills 6 on plane, The Spokesman-Review (March 31, 1977)
- Berserk, The Sumter Daily Item (April 1, 1977)
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