Aircraft technician dies inside aviation school

Grace Alba, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 22 2017 06:39 PM | Updated as of Jun 23 2017 03:34 PM

Mark Sheen Pingkian, 20, was found dead inside a comfort room of an aviation school in Binalonan, Pangasinan on June 5.

BATAC CITY (UPDATED) – An aircraft technician was found dead inside the comfort room of an aviation school in Binalonan, Pangasinan last June 5.

Mark Sheen Pingkian, 20, reportedly died due to electrocution at the school just five days since starting on the job. 

Chief Inspector Lovell Dalisay, Binalonan police chief, said the victim's body was discovered by his two colleagues.

Dalisay said prior to the incident, one of his two colleagues already felt an electric shock when he touched the nozzle of the shower, which prompted him not to use it.

“Ang initial investigation po namin is alleged electrocution dahil may witness po tayo na [sinabi] nakalabit niya ‘yung shower, ‘yung nozzle, naramdaman niya na may ground, may electric current kaya hindi na niya ginamit ‘yung shower," Dalisay said.

“Hanggang natapos naligo, umalis na hanggang sumunod naligo itong biktima na si Mark Sheen Anthony," he said.

In a statement, WCC Aviation said the reported incident was already resolved 2 weeks ago by police and the Binalonan municipal health office. 

"The school has performed due diligence in inspecting the facility. There was no sign of loose electrical wirings," it said. 

"The cause of death was not known. No autopsy was performed, however, upon the request of Mr. Pingkian's family. The school is saddened by the loss of its employee and bereaves with his family. It has also extended all the necessary assistance to his family."

Pingkian was a new employee at the aviation school, and it was his first job as an aircraft technician.