Foreigner Dies after Jumping off NAIA 4TH Floor

Waiting for my airplane at NAIA

A Chinese-American national died after jumping off the fourth level of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The tragic event occurred on Thursday night, January 31. Authorities confirmed the incident on Friday according to the Philippine News Agency.

The deceased, 69-year-old Shau Chang Yee had only arrived in the Philippines from Hong Kong on Monday, January 28.

Early reports showed the foreigner was seen climbing over a 4-foot barrier on the fourth floor of the building and then landed on the third floor.

Shau was given first aid and rushed to the Makati Medical Center, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA),

The Philippines Expat Advisor - Foreigner Dies after Jumping off NAIA 4TH Floor

Shau died of a basal skull fracture because of severe head trauma.

Authorities are currently investigating the incident.


A group in the Philippines is dedicated to addressing those who have suicidal tendencies.

The crisis hotlines of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation aim to make these individuals feel that someone is ready to listen to them.

These are their hotline numbers:

02) 804-HOPE (4673)

0917 558 HOPE (4673)

2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers)

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.