close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Bodies of 2 pilots recovered in Philippine crash

Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo`s body was retrieved on Tuesday in a US Navy-backed search.



Manila: Philippine officials say divers have recovered the bodies of two pilots from a plane that crashed in the sea over the weekend and killed the country`s popular interior secretary, ending a massive search.

Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says the Filipino pilot, Captain Jessup Bahinting, was retrieved from the wreckage of the four-seat Piper Seneca plane on the sea floor off central Masbate province on Wednesday.

His Nepalese co-pilot, Kshitiz Chand, was found floating on Thursday.

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo`s body was retrieved on Tuesday in a US Navy-backed search supervised by President Benigno Aquino III. Robredo`s police aide managed to swim out of the doomed plane and survived.

With a stalled engine, the plane crashed at sea while attempting to land on Saturday at the Masbate airport. The wreckage was brought ashore on Thursday.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions