Plane makes emergency landing; passenger are all safe

Photo via DZRH Ruel Saldico

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared that the six passengers of a Cessna plane, which had an emergency landing in Albay province, are all safe.

According to CAAP Spokesperson Eric Apolonio, the Cessna plane, owned by Asia Aerospace Company and has registry no. RPC-280, was carrying two pilots, one mechanic, and three passengers when it did an emergency landing at 11:32AM in the under-construction international airport at Brgy. Alubo, Daraga.

“The plane landed safely, yung mga pasahero naman walang naging problema.” Apolonio said during the DZRH’s Breaktime.

Apolonio also said that, based on initial report, the money carried by the aircraft, which was chartered by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, was also secured.

“Intial reports, yes. Na-secure naman kaagad yung area nung nangyari yung insidente.” the CAAP official further added.

The CAAP official revealed that the plane was supposed to bring the money to the Legazpi City airport, which is five kilometers away from the area where the aircraft had its emergency landing.

The CAAP has also dispatched their accident investigators in order to investigate whether the emergency landing was due to human or mechanical error and are waiting for their official report.

Apolonio has also clarified that the international airport had a runway, but it is not yet completed, and the establishment lacks some facilities and equipment.

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