• CAAP orders probe on light plane crash landing in Pangasinan


    The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Thursday ordered an investigation in the incident involving a light plane that made a crash landing at a rice field in Pangasinan on Wednesday morning.

    Reports reaching the CAAP said a Piper Seneca training plane with registry number RPC-1034 was forced to make the emergency landing in Barangay D Alarcio, Laoac town at about 8:30 am.

    No one was hurt in the incident.

    On board the aircraft were a certain Capt. Amarde, a Malaysian pilot; Hares Sager, an Indian national who is the co-pilot; Jeomar Pantaleon, an aircraft mechanic trainee; and Giovanni Arzadon, also an aircraft mechanic trainee.

    Reports said the plane’s two wheels were damaged as a result of the crash landing.

    The CAAP investigation will center on either mechanical problem, pilot error, or if the accident was due to natural causes.

    The plane is owned by WCC Aeronautics Flying School based at Barangay Limansangan, Binalonan, Pangasinan. PNA



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