TUGUEGARAO CITY – Two persons died when a Cessna plane crashed in Apayao province, authorities said on Wednesday.
However, rescuers could not still retrieve the bodies of Capt. Edzel John Lumbao Tabuzo and student pilot Indian Anshum Rajkumar Konde from the crash site.
Earlier, the Cessna plane that was reported missing in Cagayan on Tuesday was found in the province of Apayao Wednesday afternoon.
Apayao Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) head Joeffrey Borromeo reported that the crash site is located at the border of Barangay Salvacion, Luna town and Barangay San Mariano in Pudtol town.
A medical and rescue team on board a Black Hawk helicopter of the Philippine Air Force spotted the plane's wreckage and the cadavers of Tabuzo and Konde. (PNA)