Saturday, August 18, 2012
Search and rescue operation is going on in the planes crash site of Interior Secretary's plane hours ago,
Here's the news:
A Cessna aircraft carrying Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed in the sea off Masbate City Saturday afternoon, according to a Masbate official.
Masbate Vice Governor Vince Revil said the plane carrying Robredo and several others crashed 150 meters away from the Masbate airport.
“Nag-emergency call that they are going to have an emergency landing sa Masbate City Airport pero nag-crash ang plane about 150 meters away from the airport , nag-crash sa dagat,” Revil told “TV Patrol: Weekend.”
Revil said Robredo’s aide, identified as Capt. Jun Abrazado, has been rescued from the crash site. Revil said Abrazado was the one who pinpointed the location of the crash site.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing for Robredo and the two pilots.
Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang, meanwhile, confirmed that search and rescue operations are currently ongoing.
“The aircraft was off the coast of Masbate when contact was lost earlier today. We will be updating the public as details are confirmed: speculation is not useful at this point,” Carandang said in a statement.
According to Revil, Robredo’s plane came from Cebu and was headed to Naga City.