Training plane crash lands in Tarlac

Rambo Talabong
Training plane crash lands in Tarlac
The pilot and his student survive the crash landing, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

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. –

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.