Plane transporting patient and medical team crashes in Calamba

Plane transporting patient and medical team crashes in Calamba

- A small private plane crashed in Calamba, Laguna on Sunday

- The aircraft was transporting a patient and a medical team to Manila

- About 9 fatalities were recorded according to the authorities

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A private plane carrying a medical team and a patient to Manila crashed in Calamba, Laguna on Sunday.

KAMI learned that according to the authorities, there had been 9 casualties and two of them are still being retrieved as of Sunday night.

In a report by the Inquirer (author Maricar Cinco), the 11-seater King Air 350 that flew from Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte crashed at 3 p.m. in Barangay Pansol, a popular resort area in Calamba.

The victims were identified as the pilot, Capt. Jesus Hernandez, First Officer Lino Cruz Jr., Dr. Garret Garcia, nurse Kirk Eoin Badilla, nurse Yamato Togawa, Ryx Gil Laput, Raymond Bulacja, patient Tom Carr and his wife Erma.

Meanwhile, two residents Malou Roca and John Rey were rushed to the JP Rizal hospital due to injuries.

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According to the report of the Philippine Star (authors Ed Amoroso and Emmanuel Tupas), the crash caused fire and it was placed under control at 4:45 p.m.

As per Lt. Col. Chitadel Gaoiran, the investigations over the main cause of the crash is still ongoing.

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A resident was also able to capture the actual crash. You may watch it here:

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