AFP plane crashes in Cotabato City; 8 feared dead
Update: 3 houses burned, 1 missing, 1 fireman in critical condition, 1 in shock
Cotabato City (28 January) -- An Air Force nomad plane is reported to have crashed shortly before noon today in an urban poor area at Rosary Heights, this city. All 7 persons aboard are feared dead as the plane is a total wreck.
Sketchy reports reaching PIA Cotabato City said the plane took off from Awang Airport and was bound for Zamboanga City. It came from Eastmincom, Davao City.
Three houses were burned, 1 person is reported missing, an unidentified fireman is in critical condition, while one dela Gamiton is in a state of shock as a result of the crash.
It was reported that LtGen Mario Lacson of the 3rd Air Wing Division, Andrews Airbase in Zamboanga City; a lady pilot; and another lady Air Force officer were among the 8 aboard the aircraft who all died.
Some people who saw the incident said they noticed the plane having a hard time ascending before crashing. (PIA 12) [top]