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    VIDEO: Plane crashes in Pansol, Laguna

    MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATED) A private plane crashed in a resort area in Calamba City, Laguna on Sunday, September 1.
    VIDEO: Plane crashes in Pansol, Laguna

    Plane crashes in Pansol, Laguna
    A private plane crashed in Pansol, Calamba City in Laguna on Sunday, September 1. Photo Credit: Facebook/Ferdinand T. Raflores

    The plane crashed around 3:34 p.m. at Miramonte Village in Brgy. Pansol, police confirmed to media.

    In a Facebook video of Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) chief Jeffrey Rodriguez, the incident caused huge fire to break out.

    Fire was under control at 4:45 p.m.


    UPDATE: Death toll rises to 9. The fatalities aboard the King AIR 350, an 11-seater plane were:

    1. Capt Jesus Hernandez(pilot)
    2. First Officer Lino Cruz Jr.(co-pilot)
    3. Garret Garcia, a physician
    4. Kirk Eoin Badilla, nurse
    5. Yamato Togawa, nurse
    6. Ryx Gil Laput
    7. Raymond Bulacja
    8. Tom Carr- patient
    9. Erma Carr – wife of patient


    Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio said that the medical evacuation aircraft lost contact with the Manila Control Tower at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday.

    It has plate number RPC2296 and en route to Manila from Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte.

    — The Summit Express

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