Paranaque Plane Crash Victims Identified

The Paranaque plane crash last Saturday, December 10, has left 14 persons dead, at least 20 others injured and more than fifty families homeless.

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Recent reports reveal that more than fifty informal settler shanties and a school were damaged when a Beechcraft Queen Air cargo carrier light airplane crashed into a depressed area in Better Living Subdivision in ParaƱaque City over the weekend.

Authorities said the aircraft was bound for San Jose, Mindoro to fetch a fish cargo when one of the engines allegedly quit in mid-air.

City mayor Florencio Bernabe was quoted in a news report as saying that some parts of the F. Serrano Elem School in Don Bosco village caught fire caused by the crash.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines director general Ramon Gutierrez earlier identified the fatalities as Captain Timoteo Aldo (pilot), Jessie Kim Lustica (co-pilot) and Julius Dorado, a civilian passenger.

A Pinoy Parazzi report said Maribel Velasco, Margarita Berbera and James Remlon, believed to be residents in the area, were also killed in the crash.

Same report said that several missing persons identified as Edna Arcilla, Arnold Arcilla, Ruel Moreno, Janine Moreno, Maribel Nolasco, Margarita Ranon, James Bryan Ranon, Clive Replorido, Roldan Sabidorian, and Maricel Rodriguez, were believed to be among the dead victims.

According to the report, Mary Rose Sabidura, Mark Ryan Sabidura, Madrid Rensel Sabidura, Roldan Sabidura, Abrece Emelita, Nolasco Melvin, Edna Bigay, Kevin John Molina, Rodelyn Molina and Ricky Buton were brought to the ParaƱaque Doctors Hospital for medical treatment.

Probers have reportedly cited human error and mechanical trouble as the possible causes of the crash.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Inquiry Board (AAIIB) and the Flight Safety Inspectorate Service (FSIS) are investigating the crash further, an report said.