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Pilot, trainee rescued after training plane crashes in Tarlac

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 04:37 PM June 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A pilot and his student trainee were rescued Saturday after their training plane crashed in Comillas, Tarlac.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said in a statement that a C172 type plane of Alpha Aviation crashed in Tarlac while on its way back to the Clark International Airport.

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The pilot, Captain Irineo Manguba, requested an emergency landing at 9:44 a.m. citing “engine failure.”

Caap added that when the plane crashed in Comillas, Manguba requested for him and his Indian student Jeny Jerome to be rescued.

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The two have been brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Caap said it has immediately dispatched an investigation team to the crash site. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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