More debris of plane carrying Robredo recovered from crash site

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Recovered wreckage of RP-C4431, a portion of the Piper Seneca that crashed with Sec. Robredo, 3 others onboard. Photo courtesy of PTV
Recovered wreckage of RP-C4431, a portion of the Piper Seneca that crashed with Sec. Robredo, 3 others onboard. Photo courtesy of PTV

MASBATE CITY (19-Aug-12/PNA) – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas said Sunday that more debris of the light plane carrying Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo has been recovered Sunday morning.

As of 9 a.m., debris with the number “431” were recovered.

“Debris – appears to be (from the) right wing. Numbrs are part of aircraft designation RPC-4431,” Roxas tweeted.

Earlier, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the fuel tank of the plane had been recovered.

Roxas is with President Benigno Aquino III in Masbate. Aquino is leading search and rescue efforts for Robredo, who remains missing with two others.

Robredo, aide Senior Inspector Jun Abrasado and pilot Capt. Jessup Bahinting and Nepalese flight student Kshitiz Chand were aboard a small plane that crashed off Masbate Saturday afternoon.

The plane was en route to Naga from Cebu. Robredo, Bahinting and Chand remained missing as of Sunday morning.

Despite his injuries, Abrasado had insisted on joining search operations for Robredo late Saturday. (PNA)

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