Philippine Plane Managed To Make an Emergency Water Landing After Engine Trouble

By on Nov 30, 2010 in Current Events, Travel, World Comments

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines – Thirteen people on board a Philippine plane were reported to have carefully escaped injury after the plane developed engine trouble on Monday.

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Beechcraft Queen Air 65
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According to reports, the 13-seat Beechcraft Queen Air 65 (tail number RPC-111) plane landed on the Cagayan river midway on their trip from the country’s northernmost province of Batanes to Tuguegarao City in nearby Cagayan province.

Reports said that the plane encountered an engine trouble that caused the plane’s engine to shutdown while in mid-air. The plane landed on a corn field before it hit the shallow part of the Cagayan river.

“The pilot had managed to make a forced landing along the riverbed to soften the impact of the crash and prevent any explosion,” said Police Senior Superintendent Mao Aplasca.

The passengers were mostly elementary students who are joining a Boy Scouts of the Philippines activity in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

The 11 passengers were identified as follows: Jack Castano, Jovani Pahodpod, Benedict John Acebes, Rustom Hontonia, David Batan, Mae Jane Agcaoili, Harold Agito, Kate Vallentes, Mika Horkajo, Yale Mark Elep and Jana Horkajo.

The pilots were Captains Agustin Jose and Benedict Cruz.

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