Search for missing Cessna plane continues

Search for missing Cessna plane continues

Jan 27, 2023, 7:01 AM
Benjamin Lim

Benjamin Lim


Government agencies coordinate searches hoping to find the missing Cessna 206 aircraft where it went missing in Isabela province on Tuesday.

Aerial search operation for the Cessna C206 continues today hoping to locate it in the vicinity where the aircraft reportedly went missing.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Friday said that "Close monitoring and continuous close coordination with concerned agencies and local government units (LGUs) are still in place with the CAAP, providing information in the Incident Management Team (IMT)."

It added that the Philippine Army, the local governments of Maconacon and Divilacan, the Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police also conducted ground search in areas of concern.

The RP-C1174 took off at 2:15 p.m. from Cauayan Airport and was expected to land in Maconacon Airport at 2:45 p.m.

Its last contact with the air traffic controller was at 2:19 p.m. when it was reportedly in the vicinity of Naguillian Bridge, Isabela, the CAAP earlier said.

Six persons whose ages ranges from 10 to 59 years old were on board the plane.

"As of today, CAAP issued Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) BO391/23, covering the area 13NM South of Naguilian, 13NM West of Naguilian, 17NM North to 17NM East of Maconacon Airport with an estimated total area of more than 1,000 square nautical miles for the whole probable search area," according to CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio.

Apolonio added as the weather condition is expected to improve Friday, the search and rescue team will continue to find the missing plane.

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