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All 9 aboard medical evac plane killed in Philippines crash

All 9 aboard medical evac plane killed in Philippines crash”

Provincial police chief Eleazar Matta says the light plane crashed in a swimming pool resort in Pansol village in Laguna province.

An elderly Northland farmer and his wife are among the nine people killed in a fiery plane crash in the Philippines. The plane then smashed into a hotel resort and burst into flames.

A New Zealand couple were apparently onboard the medical evacuation flight that crashed in the Philippines. Laguna police chief Colonel Eleazar Mata said: 'The rains was very heavy that time.

Philippines media listed the victims as Captain Jesus Hernandez (pilot), First Officer Lino Cruz Jr, physician Garret Garcia, nurse Kirk Eoin Badilla, nurse Yamato Togawa, Ryx Gil Laput, Raymond Bulacja, patient Tom Carr and his wife Erma.

Two persons, John Rey and Malou Roca, were injured when the medevac plane went down at around 3 p.m. Sunday in Agojo Private Resort located inside Miramonte Subdivision in Barangay Pansol.

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The plane was supposed to land in Manila.

There were eight people on board the plane, including two pilots, a doctor, three nurses, a patient and one other person, Apolonio and Matta said.

Police say the plane took off for Manila from the city of Dipolog in Zamboanga del Norte Province.

The crash happened during the monsoon season, when there were fewer tourists visiting Pansol for its beaches and hot springs.



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