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Plane crash report false alarm


A radio report last night that a passenger plane had crashed in Negros Occidental turned out to be a false alarm.

RMN Iloilo had posted on its website that a passenger plane had crashed in Negros, but the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines responded that all aircrafts are accounted for.

RMN Iloilo, in a second update posted at past midnight, said the CAAP said the low flying aircraft seen in the Toboso-Escalante area was part of a Philippine Airforce-US Airforce joint military drill.

The Philippine Airforce had applied for a joint military drill with the Americans starting September 5 to 26, the CAAP said.

CAAP admitted that the public was not informed that the joint drills would be held, which was why those who saw a low flying aircraft thought it had crashed in a mountainous area of Negros, RMN Iloilo added.*CPG


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