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Light plane crashed and hit home in the Philippines, 7 people killed

MARCH 17, 2018 Funeral services staff taking out the bodies from the site where a Piper 23 Apache aircraft crashed in Barangay Lumangbayan, Plaridel, Bulacan shortly after take-off from Plaridel Airport. At right is the electrical post which the plane was said to have clipped before crashing into the bungalow-type house below. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Manila – A light aircraft, crashed and crashed into a house in the Philippines. At least seven people were killed in this accident.

As reported by Reuters and AFP, Saturday (17/3/2018), this fallen plane is a twin-engined aircraft type Piper 23 Apache and operated by Lite Air Express. The plane took six people when the accident occurred on Saturday (17/3) morning local time.

A spokesman for the Philippine Civil Aviation Authority (EAP Apolonio) said the accident occurred shortly after the plane took off from a small airport called Plaridel Airport in Bulacan, north of Manila.

Six people on the plane consisted of four passengers and two pilots. The aircraft was about to air in Laoag, Luzon when the accident happened.

Local Filipino media, dZMM and CNN Philippines radio reported that at least seven people were killed in the incident. Seven deaths were made up of six people on board and one on the mainland.

Local media, Inquirer.net, reported the light plane crashed in the local neighborhood. The plane was called crashed into the house of a resident in Purok 3 in the same area. Reports say the plane was on fire after crashing into houses.

The owner of the house who is referred to as an 80 year old grandmother is known to be at home when this incident occurred. The grandmother was reportedly killed in this incident.

“The house was on fire while the plane was completely destroyed. All seven casualties were killed on the spot, “local police spokesman John Bulalacao said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is not yet known. All Lite Air Express-operated aircraft were grounded after the incident.

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