Video: Parañaque plane crash shared online
GMA News has just uploaded shocking footage on YouTube. It shows a two-engine plane losing control—and crashing into a residential subdivision in Parañaque City. The footage of aircraft disappearing in a ball of flame is quite shocking. Consider yourself warned.
A Beechcraft light cargo plane crashed into F. Serrano Subdivision last Saturday at around 2:30 PM, according to an eyewitness account. At least 14 people were killed. According to GMA, the video was captured by a certain Mardy Sultia. She submitted the footage through the news agency’s YouScoop program, which has generated other video hits like that infamous MRT brawl.
The cause of the crash remains unclear. Yet investigators have wondered if the airplane carried extra fuel, apparently a safety violation because it increases flammability in the event of crashes. Authorities are considering sanctions against the plane’s owner and “other parties”.
The international airport servicing Metro Manila is right in the middle of the metropolis. Populated areas surround the airport, and the approach lanes (in Pasig and Taguig) also put potentially thousands at risk in the event of a catastrophic air crash. You can’t renovate such a safety issue away. Maybe this is why we should support plans to move Manila’s airport to Clark in earnest.
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