Nine people killed in plane crash in resort area near Manila

A small plane crashed and exploded in flames in a resort area near the Philippines’ capital Manila, killing nine people, authorities say. The crash sparked a fire and sent people fleeing and firefighters scrambling to control it.

The Philippines Civil Aviation Authority said that the light plane, which was on a medical evacuation flight from Dipolog, a city south of Manila, had disappeared from radar for unknown reasons at the same time of the crash.

The plane crashed into a resort compound in Pansol village in Laguna province near the foothills of Mount Makiling.

Eight bodies have been found so far and it is believed that all nine people who were on board the plane have been killed in the crash. Two people on the ground were injured and brought to a hospital.

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