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Laguna plane crash: 9 dead
Published on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019

MANILA: A light private aircraft crashed in a resort in a subdivision in Calamba City, Laguna Sunday afternoon, killing nine persons and injuring two others.

In Batangas, a small multi-engine plane crashed along a shoreline in a barangay in Nasugbu on Saturday, injuring its two pilots.

The 11-seater light aircraft that crashed in Calamba, a Beechcraft King Air 350 medical evacuation aircraft with registry number RP-C2296, hit the Agojo Resort in Miramonte Subdivision in Barangay Pansol’s Purok 6 – about two kilometers from Mount Makiling – at around 3:30 pm., according to Laguna Police Director Col. Eleazar Matta.

The crash resulted in a fire that razed a number of residential houses and Agojo Resort.

Nine cadavers that were burned beyond recognition as well as some parts of the plane had been retrieved from the site as of Sunday night, Calamba City Public Order and Safety Office Chief Jeffrey Rodriguez, who was present at the crash site, said.

The fatalities were identified as the pilot, Capt. Jesus Hernandez, First Officer Lino Cruz Jr., Dr. Garret Garcia, nurse Kirk Eoin Badilla, nurse Yamato Togawa, Ryx Gil Laput, Raymond Bulacja, patient Tom Carr and his wife Erma, according to Lt. Col. Jacinto Malinao, Calamba City Police Chief.

Fire protection officials said a pilot, a co-pilot and seven passengers were on the ill-fated aircraft.

 



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