9 fatalities in Calamba plane crash named


Posted at Sep 02 2019 11:06 AM | Updated as of Sep 02 2019 03:09 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - At least 9 people were killed after a small plane crashed Sunday in Calamba City, Laguna, authorities said Monday.

The passengers were on board King AIR 350, an 11-seater medical evacuation plane with registration number RP-C2296, which was on its way back to Manila from Dipolog City.

Police identified the victims as:

  • Capt. Jesus Hernandez (pilot)
  • First Officer Lino Cruz Jr. (co-pilot)
  • Dr. Garret Garcia, M.D.
  • Kirk Eoin Badilla (nurse)
  • Yamato Togawa (nurse)
  • Ryx Gil Laput
  • Raymond Bulacja
  • Tom Carr - patient 
  • Erma Carr - wife of patient

A mother and her son, who are the caretakers of the resort where the plane crashed, were rushed to a hospital in Calamba following the incident.

CAAP said its Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board would release its report once it concludes the investigation into the crash.