Manila plane crash: 9 killed after aircraft slams into house

Rescuers sift through the debris following a crash upon takeoff of a Piper PA-23 Apache six-seater twin-engine light aircraft Saturday

Plane Crashes in Philippines Leaving 10 People Dead- Reports

At least 10 people were confirmed dead when a six-seater plane crashed in a residential area in Plaridel, Bulacan on the morning of Saturday, March 17.

The Piper-23 Apache took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan province and then crash-landed and smashed into the house, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Eric Apolonio said.

A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday, killing all those on board and five people on the ground, officials said.

Reports said the plane and the house burst into flames.

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Police and the CAAP did not give details on the number of casualties.

Killed in the Santos household aside from Louisa, 80, were her daughter Risa S. Dela Rosa and grandchildren John-John, 17; Timothy, 11 and Trish 7.

The horror accident killed all five on board the aircraft as well as five people inside the house who had gathered for a meal.

Fire fighters have already snuffed out the blaze brought about by the crash, the police official said, adding that rescue personnel were trying to recover the bodies of victims. It is operated by Lite Air Express.

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