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Another Cessna plane goes missing in Camalig


A little over a month after Cessna plane 206 went missing in Isabela, another, this time a Cessna 340 (Caravan) aircraft with registry number RP-C2080 went missing in Camalig, Alba.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said the Cessna aircraft was reported missing as of February 18, 2023 and last contact with it was made with air traffic control at 6:46 a.m., while it was abeam Camalig Bypass Road.

Said aircraft departed Bicol International Airport at 6:43 a.m. and was carrying four persons on board,—a pilot, a crew and two passengers. The flight was bound for Manila.

Concerned agencies and authorities such as the local government unit of Camalig, Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) have been informed about the incident.

Apolonio said they are now coordinating with CAAP in the search and rescue (SAR) operations for the aircraft.

CAAP has also dispatched officers from its Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board (AAIIB) to assist in the emergency that is now in Distress Phase (DETRESFA)

Itchie G. Cabayan
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