A flight instructor died while a student pilot was seriously injured after a Cessna 152-type aircraft crashed in Pangasinan, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Wednesday.
The CAAP withheld the name of the victims, saying the identities “will be disclosed once their respective families have been notified of the accident.”
Initial investigation showed that the aircraft with registry number RP-C8202 was going for a flight orientation from Lingayen Airport when the incident happened at Sual Alaminos around 9 a.m.
The instructor died on the spot while the student was brought to a nearby hospital in Alaminos.
CAAP director general Jim Sydiongco dispatched his men from the Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board’s (AAIIB) to the crash scene to help determine the cause of the accident.
The plane is owned and operated by the Fly Fast Aviation Academy. It is an American two-seat, fixed-tricycle-gear craft, used primarily for flight training and personal use.
In May, a student pilot also died after a Tecnam P-2010 aircraft crashed in Barangay Urayong Bayan in La Union.
The 25-year old student pilot came from First Aviation Academy (FAA) in Subic Bay International Airport and was conducting a solo cross-country flight when the incident happened.
The Tecnam P2010 is a single-engine, four-seat lightweight aircraft manufactured by an Italian manufacturer of light sport aircraft. The plane can be used in a variety of operations including personal and business transportation.