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Plane crashes into a house in Phillipines, 10 killed

17 March 2018

The accident killed all five on board the plane, as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house, said Superintendent Julio Lizardo.

Members of the Bulacan Rescue Team and the Bulacan Philippine National Police supervise rescue and recovery efforts after a private plane crashed and exploded in a residential area in Lumang Bayan, Plaridel, Bulacan yesterday.

Seven people, including the six people on board, were killed, radio station dZMM and CNN Philippines reported.

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The Piper-23 Apache plane took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan province then crash-landed for a still-unknown reason and smashed into a house, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio and police said.

At least five people reportedly died in a house the plane crashed into.

The aircraft, operated by Lite Air Express with registry number RP-C299 was bound for Laoag when it crashed into the house of one Louisa Santos.

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CAAP has yet to give any official confirmation on the passengers and plane crewmembers as of posting.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

"All aircraft operated by Lite Air Express are grounded, pending the result of the investigation", he added.

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Plane crashes into a house in Phillipines, 10 killed