CLARK AIR FORCE BASE - The fugitives rested nearly eight hours before proceeding to Guam at 5:12 AM, Wednesday, aboard a USAF C-9 Nightingale Hospital Aircraft which the Geneva convention protects from forced landings. A second plane, bearing General Ver and other supporters, left at 5:22AM. Their destination: Andersen Air Base, Guam, USA. Asiaweek 9 Mar
CLARK AIR FORCE BASE - Shortly before they were to leave the base, the deposed President asked his American pilots if they can take him to his home province. The pilots retorted in a rather curt manner that their orders were to take him out of the Philippines. It was on the flight to Guam that the President had to be sedated, to stop him from insisting on flying to the north. Mr. & Ms. 21-27 Mar
AIR FORCE BASE - The deposed President at first refused to leave Philippine
soil and insisted on being flown to Paoay, Ilocos Norte. American officials
hurriedly communicated with the heads of the rebel forces, General Ramos
and Minister Enrile, who earlier gave the go-signal for Marcos to leave
CLARK AIR FORCE BASE - The Americans
provided two jet aircraft, capable of transporting 500 persons - a Boeing
707 and a B-747. The Marcos party was given security during the operation
by US Marines.
CLARK AIR FORCE BASE - The presidential
party stayed at the base until 5:00 AM, Wednesday. During the night,
there was a bitter exchange between Ferdinand and American officials.
He demanded to be flown to his home in the Ilocos. They had orders from
President Reagan and the joint chiefs of staff to fly him to America.
At 4:00 AM, Ferdinand stopped arguing and the sleepy and sullen group
began boarding jet transports for Guam and Hawaii. Dynasty pp. 419-420
Before Edsa 1965-1986: Marcos Times