Published: Sun, March 18, 2018

10 perish in Bulacan plane crash

10 perish in Bulacan plane crash

At least 10 people died on Saturday after a plane crashed in the Philippines, the CNN Philippines reported.

Police said the five people aboard the six-seater twin-engined Piper PA-23 Apache plane were killed along with five other people, including three minors, inside the house.

Among the fatalities were Linda and Rizza Santos, both residents of the house hit by the crashed plane, he said.

"The house was totally gutted by the fire", she said, adding that the victims were reportedly having lunch when the accident happened.

Seven people have died after a plane crashed shortly after take off today including the five people on board and two people in a house nearby.


Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, director of Bulacan Provincial Police, identified the casualties as Captain Ruel M. Meloria (pilot), Romeo H. Huenda (Chief Mechanic), passengers Alicia N. Necesario, Maria Vera F. Pagaduan, Nelson T. Melgar.

Investigators have yet to determine what caused the plane crash.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has initiated an investigation into the matter.

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said all aircrafts operated by Lite Air Express were grounded pending investigation.

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