Plane carrying live fish crashes off Palawan’s shores
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – A light commercial aircraft carrying live fish from Palawan crashed after takeoff in San Vicente town on Sunday, injuring its two pilots who are both foreign nationals, a report from the provincial police office said.
The report identified the injured pilots as Harinalan Muniandy, 23, a Malaysian national, and Max Edward Harvey, 28, a British national.
The report said the plane, carrying an unspecified volume of live fish, plunged into the sea in front of a resort in Barangay (village) New Agutaya after taking off from the San Vicente airport at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
A team from the provincial government’s Rescue 165 reportedly rescued the two pilots, who sustained minor injuries and were treated at a local health clinic.
The plane reportedly belonged to Royal Air Transport Services and had the registration RPC 5818 with model number AZTEC 2350.