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Last updated: 6 July 2019
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Date:18-AUG-2012
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Aviatour Air
Registration: RP-C4431
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Masbate Pass, off Masbate City -   Philippines
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cebu
Destination airport:Naga City
Narrative:
Crashed at sea when diverting to Masbate. On board were two pilots and two passengers: Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and his aide Senior Inspector Jun Abrazado. Abrazado was reportedly rescued by fishermen.

Rescuers have found parts of the Piper Seneca aircraft that crashed off Masbate as search and rescue operations for Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and two other passengers of the plane continues on Sunday, August 19 2012. The three remaining occupants are presumed to have died.

Divers recovered the body of Local Governments Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on 20 August 2012 in the morning, three days after his plane crashed off the coast of Masbate in the Bicol region. In subsequent days, the bodies of the two pilots were retrieved.

The air carrier is on the EU list of air carriers banned in the EU. It experimented another fatal accident in 2011.

Sources:

1. https://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=839513&publicationSubCategoryId=63
2. https://www.rappler.com/nation/10774-parts-of-robredo-plane-recovered
4. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/270304/small-plane-carrying-dilg-sec-jesse-robredo-crashes-off-masbate/story/
5. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2012/08/pilot-error-may-have-caused-plane-crash.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Philippine_Piper_Seneca_crash
7. http://pcdspo.gov.ph/downloads/2012/11/rp-c4431-air.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2012 11:11 harro Added
19-Aug-2012 01:27 gerard57 Updated [Date]
19-Aug-2012 02:24 Mr. Propwash Updated [Date]
19-Aug-2012 09:26 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2012 10:15 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
24-Aug-2012 01:03 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
06-Sep-2012 09:55 EU Safety List Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 19:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 19:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code]
23-Mar-2019 17:00 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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