Philippines: In a major breakthrough, a military helicopter successfully located the wreckage of a small plane that had gone missing in the northern Philippines. The aircraft, carrying two individuals, including the pilot, was discovered in Isabela province. Joshua Hapinat, spokesperson for the Isabela Incident Management Team, confirmed the sighting by the Philippine Air Force helicopter. However, due to the dense foliage and challenging terrain within the mountainous forest where the wreckage lay, the helicopter couldn't approach closely enough to assess the condition of the pilot and the lone passenger.
Efforts are underway as the province gears up to dispatch a specialized team to reach the crash site and provide necessary assistance. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines reported that the single-engine light Piper aircraft departed from Cauayan City Airport in Isabela at 9:39 a.m. local time on November 30. Its intended destination was Palanan, a coastal town situated to the east of the city. Tragically, the plane went missing during this journey, prompting a concerted search and rescue operation.
The finding of the wreckage marks a crucial step forward in the ongoing efforts to locate and aid the individuals aboard the ill-fated flight. The situation remains tense as authorities work diligently to gain access to the remote crash site and determine the well-being of those involved.