2 people in Cessna crash suffer burns

Binalonan airfield in Pangasinan.

TWO passengers of Cessna 152 aircraft that crashed in Pangasinan on Tuesday morning suffered second-degree burns but are now conscious and safe, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported.

CAAP is currently investigating the cause of the crash a few seconds after take-off.

CAAP said the Cessna 152 with registry number RP-C53 crashed around 7:30 a.m. in Barangay Linmasangan near Binalonan airport’s runway 35.

Almost half of the aircraft–from the cabin to half of its empennage–was burned, according to CAAP.

The two passengers, a flight instructor and a student pilot, were brought to the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

CAAP said its Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board was immediately dispatched after the Cessna 152 crash.

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