CAAP says no plane crashed in Bulacan

Did a paranoid resident just jump to the wrong conclusion?

“On Wednesday, November 19, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) denied reports of a plane crash in the vicinity of Paombong, Bulacan shore line,” reports ABS-CBNnews.com.

In a statement, the CAAP said: “All commercial aircraft flying in the Philippine airspace were all accounted for as of press time.”

The agency added, “Coordination with Philippine Air Force confirms that all military aircrafts are likewise accounted for and no reported incident of plane crash was reported.”

The alleged crash was supposed to have happened on Tue night, Nov 18. Police in the area reportedly got a call from a concerned citizen claiming to have seen a plane flying very low near the area.

Meanwhile, the report said that “Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) had also denied reports of a plane crash in Paombong.

The report nited: “Elements of the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, and Bulacan Rescue have been searching for signs of a downed plane since last night. They used used rubber boats to search for plane debris near Paombong. The search has also reached as far as Malolos and Hagonoy, but no plane debris was found.”

PDRRMC official Liz Mungcal revealed that “some fishermen confirmed seeing two helicopters flying low in Paombong last night but denied that any of the aircraft crashed.”

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