Pilot survives spray plane crash in Davao de Oro

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DAVAO CITY: A pilot survived a plane crash on Wednesday morning in Davao de Oro province, police said.

This is the second spray plane accident in Davao de Oro since September when another aircraft crashed in Mabini town.

A report from the Police Regional Office 11 identified the pilot of the aircraft with body number AGVAN RP R4416 as Capt. Rotillo Fuentez.

The plane went down around 7:15 a.m., October 13, while spraying over a Marsman affiliate, MD Rio Vista in Purok Avocado, Pangi, Maco, Davao De Oro area.

Engine failure was suspected in the incident.

On September 23, a pilot of Marsman Drysdale Isalon Banana Plantation spray plane owned by South Pacific Aerial Spraying Services crashed in a mountainous and grassy portion along the boundary of Purok 6, Lower Maubog, Tibagon, Pantukan, and Tagnanan, Mabini, in Davao de Oro.

Piloted by Lucas Ceromenes, the plane was on spray sorties over Marsman Banana plantation in Barangay Bongabong, Pantukan town, when the accident happened.

The plane was heavily damaged in the landing, but Ceromenes sustained only minor injuries.