Plane crashes at resort in Calamba, Laguna; kills 9
Maris Federez • September 1, 2019 • 1713
UPDATE — A plane that crashed in Calamba City in Laguna province Sunday afternoon had reportedly killed nine individuals.
Authorities confirmed that the nine fatalities had been on the plane.
Earlier reports said only eight people had been listed on the manifesto.
Calamba Mayor Justin Chipeco said a small plane crashed at around 3:30 pm.
Authorities said the plane crashed at Miramonte Subdivision in Barangay Pansol, where most private resorts are located.
In an interview, Jeffrey Rodriguez, head of the city Public Order and Safety Office, said they are still gathering information on the passengers but pointed out that, “we have secured the area, the Bureau of Fire is here.”
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said 8 people were aboard the aircraft.
According to CAAP, the plane was a BE350 medical evacuation aircraft with registry number RP-C2296.
The aircraft had come from the Dipolog Airport in Zamboanga del Norte and lost radar contact at around 3:10 pm while flying 25 nautical miles from Manila.
Authoruties are still determining the identities of the eight fatalities. /mbmf
Airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in the Bicol region are undergoing repairs after being hit by Typhoon Rolly, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Cynthia Tumanut, area manager of CAAP Area Center 5, reported that communication lines at airports operated by the CAAP in the Bicol region have been restored.
Based on the agency’s situational report, Virac Airport’s electric power and mobile and internet signal has also been restored on Tuesday (November 3) and is now operating from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The airport is catering to military and humanitarian flights from both the public and private sectors.
The Catanduanes province, meanwhile, has requested for a 2-week suspension of Cebu Pacific flights to Virac while the province recuperates from the typhoon’s onslaught.
CAAP airports that were critically damaged, especially in Area 5, are also undergoing assessment and processing of reports for GSIS insurance claims. AAC
MANILA, Philippines – Several airports in the Bicol region have sustained damage due to the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Monday.
In its latest report, CAAP said Naga Airport’s passenger terminal building, fire station building, administration building, and vehicular parking area sustained serious damage estimated at P5.5 million.
“The damage was mostly in the form of dismantled ceilings and blown away roofing and window panels caused by the strong winds of Typhoon Rolly,” CAAP said.
Flights in the airport have commenced at 7:45 a.m. Monday after it was suspended on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12:35 p.m.
Legazpi Airport was also reported to have sustained minimal damage in its ceiling boards and runway lights in the passenger terminal building, according to CAAP.
Bicol International Airport also reported damage to glass wall panels at the second floor of its passenger terminal building; Sangley Airport with damage at glass windows in the hangar and two spans of old CHB fence collapsed at general aviation area; and Marinduque Airport where breakwaters at Runway 16 Runway End Safety Area (RESA) collapsed due to storm surges.
“As early as Friday, October 30, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Airports have secured its powerplant and runway equipment, boarded its facilities, coordinated with the local DRRMC offices, and has activated its procedures for typhoon disaster response as per instructions from DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade,” CAAP said.
“At present, CAAP airport managers are still on high alert and are closely monitoring and conducting inspections at their respective airports,” it added.
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 32 airports in the country have received clearance from their respective local government units (LGUs) to resume commercial flight operations as of Sunday (July 19).
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminds travelers, however, some airports, while allowed to open for commercial flights, are still subject to different documentary and passenger restrictions set by the LGUs.
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