Light aircraft crash in the Philippines

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Seven people were killed when a small plane crashed in a resort area near the Philippines’ capital Manila, authorities say. The crash sparked a fire and sent people fleeing and firefighters scrambling to control it.

Philippines, nine people were killed when an air-ambulance plane crashed at a resort area near the Philippine capital yesterday. After dousing the blaze, rescuers found nine bodies in the smoking ruins – believed to be those aboard the King Air 350 light aircraft.

Police said two people on the ground were injured in the crash and rushed to hospital, but have not reported any fatalities from those who were in the resort area when the plane went down.

Philippines aviation authorities said the plane was carrying a patient and medical team from the nation’s south to Manila when it disappeared from radar about 25 nautical miles from the capital.

The Philippines Civil Aviation Authority said that the light plane, which was on a medical evacuation flight from Dipolog, a city south of Manila, had disappeared from radar for unknown reasons at the same time of the crash.

Seven bodies have been found so far and it is believed that all eight persons who were on board the plane have been killed in the crash.

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