Saturday, December 10, 2011

Parañaque City, Philippines: Plane crashed into school killed 14 including 3 children (Video)

MANILA, Philippines (Dec 10) – At least 13 people are reported killed, including 3 students, and left at least another 20 injured as a small plane crashed in to a school building within a residential near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque City today afternoon.

Plane crash in Parañaque City, Philippines killed at least 14 people
The plane crashed shortly after taking-off and burst into flames after hitting the school building, said Mayor Florencio Bernabe of suburban Paranaque city. No classes were in session when the plane hit, but officials were determining how many on the ground were injured or killed, he said.

The crash sparked a huge fire that destroyed at least 30 houses within the residential area where the plane crashed.

The head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Ramon Gutierrez, said the six-to-eight-seat Beechcraft Queen Air had sent out an emergency call shortly after take-off and requested the Manila airport control tower for relanding, but the plane did not make it.

He said the plane, owned by Innovators Technology Inc., was bound for San Jose, Mindoro to pick up cargo.

About 20 people were shifted to the Parañaque Doctor’s Hospital, the Paranaque Medical Center, and the South Super Highway Hospital for treatment of burns. Rescuers also recovered the bodies of a child and an infant, said Gwendolyn Pang, secretary-general of the Philippine National Red Cross.

Watch video of a resident showing trail of black smoke going high in sky after plane crashed:

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