Investigation launched after small aircraft crashes on Philippines mountain, killing two
Sunday, April 10, 2011
An investigation is tonight underway after a Philippines city of Baguio, killing two aboard, and injuring four others. The aircraft, which may have been trying to make an , narrowly missed crashing into a tourist resort where a crowd had gathered.crashed into a popular mountain resort in the
Witnesses said the six-seateraircraft was flying very low before it clipped pine trees and impacted with the ground, bursting into flames. The crash happened just minutes after it lifted off from . One person aboard the aircraft was killed instantly, and the four others were taken to hospital where another died. No-one on the ground was hurt in the accident.
Police confirmed the aircraft crashed into aand exploded. Wikinews understands lost contact with the pilot shortly after takeoff, and officials say the aircraft may have suffered technical problems. Police told journalists the pilot might have been attempting to make an emergency landing in an open area but struck trees.
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