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A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground. The plane took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan province then crash-landed and smashed into the house, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio said.

All five Filipinos on board the six-seat plane were killed, and the crash killed five people on the ground. The crash ignited a fire in a house that was hit by the aircraft. Two other people on the ground were injured by burning debris, Lizardo said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Witnesses said the plane hit a tree and electric post before slamming into the house.

Apolonio said the aircraft, which was operated by Lite Air Express, was bound for northern Laoag city. All the aircraft operated by Lite Air Express were grounded while investigators tried to determine the cause of the crash.

Source: Philippines plane crashes into house near Manila killing 10 – CBS News


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