MANILA, Philippines – A training plane bound for Clark in Pampanga crash landed in Tarlac on Saturday, June 1, after experiencing engine failure, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.
The airplane, a C172 type aircraft of Alpha Aviation, carried pilot Captain Irineo Manguba and his student Jeny Jerome, and crash landed at around 10 am in Comillas town in Tarlac.
Both passengers survived the abrupt landing.
“At 9:44 am on their way back to Clark, pilot Captain Irineo Manguba requested for an emergency landing citing engine failure,” the CAAP said in a statement.
CAAP said Manguba and Jerome were brought to the nearest hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
To prevent future crash landings, the CAAP launched an investigation into the incident. It sent a team to the crash site on Saturday directed by Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board chief Reineer Baculinao. – Rappler.com