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Plane with 2 aboard missing in Isabela

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A Piper PA-32-300 aircraft with two persons on board went missing in Isabela after departing from Cauayan Airport on Thursday.

The aircraft, with registry number RP-C1234, left Cauayan around 9:39 a.m. on Nov. 30 and was supposed to arrive at Palanan Airport at 10:23 a.m.

An incident command system (ICS) has been activated by Search and Rescue (SAR) units for the missing plane owned by Fliteline Airways and operated by Cyclone Airways,

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio said police officers and personnel from the Municipal Disaster Risk

Reduction and Management Office, and Bureau of Fire Protection will join the emergency activation of the ICS for the SAR operations.

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Apolonio said a team of 32 police personnel is currently investigating in Barangay Casala, San Mariano, Isabela, and is on the way to locate the plane. “The last communication with Cauayan Tower was around 9:50 am Thursday morning,” said Apolonio, as reports showed that the plane’s last known position was the “last blip captured by Flight Radar 24.”

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