1 dead as trainer plane crashes

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A pilot was killed while a student pilot was in serious condition after the light plane they were flying crash-landed in Bulacan on Tuesday.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) identified the pilot as Arthur Rebollido and his student pilot James Oquialda.

According to reports, the two were doing a touch-and-go when the incident occurred at 4:46pm at Plaridel airport in Brgy. Agnaya, Bulacan.

Both of them were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where the pilot, Capt. Rebollido, was reported dead on arrival.

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the CAAP headquarters received a report from CAAP area manager Eduardo Lansang that Cessna 152 (C152) with registry number RP-C8691 was in total wreck.

Oquialda, CAAP said, is still under observation due to fractured skull and internal bleeding.

C152 is a general aviation plane used primarily for flight training and personal use.

CAAP crash investigators are now determining the cause of the accident.

 

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