Monday, August 20, 2012
Debtis of the plane that crashed found
Some debris of the plane carrying DILG Secretary were found by the search and rescue team. Here is the news:
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - Navy and civilian divers have found on the seabed parts of what could be the aircraft carrying Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and three other people that crashed Saturday off Masbate, Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said Monday night.
Roxas said one member of a 3-person foreign diving team who is helping in search and rescue operations found a debris field around 180-210 feet underwater and roughly 2.5 kilometers from the shore.
Video footage taken by one of the divers shows a piece of debris on the seabed.
"Pic of debris found roughly 200 ft 2.5 km frm shore," Roxas said on Twitter.
He said a 4-man team of Navy technical divers confirmed the debris field is same area found by a civilian diver.
"[They found] glass pieces of cockpit. They marked it," Roxas said.
In a press briefing, Roxas said it is still too early to conclude that the debris is indeed from the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane, which carried Robredo, pilots Jessup Bahinting and Kshitiz Chand, and the interior secretary's aide Jun Abrazado.
Only Abrazado so far survived the crash.
"'Di masabing galing o hindi sa eroplano [ iyung debris]," Roxas said.