A Philippine search team guided by sniffer dogs found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed into a mountain more than a month ago and confirmed all six people on board were killed, officials said. They went.
The Cessna 206 plane went missing on January 24 after taking off from the city of Cauayan in northern Isabela province, carrying a pilot and five passengers on a 45-minute flight to the city of Maconcon.
Officials said rain, wind and rough mountainous terrain hampered the weeks-long search and it could take at least three more days to recover the victims’ remains.
Constant Foronda of Isabela’s disaster response office said the families of the victims, who were all Filipino, have been notified of the discovery of the wreckage. “They are very sad but at least they have closure now,” he told reporters.
The crash was one of a series of accidents involving small aircraft in the country in recent months.
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An air and sea search by Philippine authorities, supported by the United States and Malaysia, continues to bring down five people, including a patient and a nurse, who went missing in western Palawan province last week, officials said.
Civil Aviation Agency spokesman Eric Apollonio, citing a report from a rescue coordination center, said all on board were Filipinos except for the nurse, who is American.
Last month, a plane carrying two Australian energy consultants and two Filipino crew members crashed on the slopes of Mayon volcano after taking off from Albay province on its way to Manila, killing all on board, officials said. Went.
The debris was found after a high-risk search by officials and climbers on the slopes of one of the country’s most active volcanoes.
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