2 studes hurt in plane accident in Pangasinan

TWO students of a flying school suffered slight injuries after a plane they were flying figured in an accident and burst into flames in Pangasinan province Tuesday.

Police Officer 2 Amador Nazareno of the Lingayen police said the incident occurred at 10 a.m. at the Lingayen Airport.

“Magte-takeoff sana ang Cessna, pero nagkaroon ng problema at rumampa sa konkreto… nasunog ang eroplano (The plane was about to take off but there was a malfunction and it burst into flames),” Nazareno said in an interview on DZBB radio.

He said the two passengers of the Cessna plane (RPC-8204)—pilot  John Mirasol, 22 and co-pilot Japet Chua—suffered minor injuries but managed to get out of the plane.

The two students were brought to the Don Mariano Verzosa Memorial Hospital in Lingayen for treatment.

“Biglang dali lumabas ang dalawang piloto,” Nazareno said. “Nagkaroon ng minor injuries lang. Nakalabas sila agad (The two pilots managed to get out of the plane. They suffered minor injuries),” he said.

He said police and aviation officials are now investigating whether if the incident stemmed from human or a mechanical error.  Julian Labores

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