Four Dead After Plane Crash in Manila
Per BBC News and the Associated Press, a propeller-driven plane crashed Saturday into an abandoned warehouse killing four people in the Philippine capitol of Manila.
AP reports that the plane, a DC-3, departed Manila airport for Puerto Princesa city in Palawan province southwest of Manila. However, the pilot almost immediately after takeoff asked permission to make an emergency landing.
Twitter users from the Philippines expressed their concern; one even recalls possibly seeing the plane prior to crashing:
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(Manila, Philippines) thankful i’m home safe, a plane just recently crashed in las pinas city, a city away from home..
(Las Piñas City, Philippines) Walked from school to home. It was so traffic due to the plane crash in Villa Fidela. BTW, four are dead.
(Manila) While on my way to Cavite, I saw a shadow of and heard a plane flying in low altitude. when I came to GMA, I found out a DC3 plane crashed.
(Quezon City, Manila) A DC-3 plane crashed in Las Pinas – that’s a very old plane! Why is it still being used during that time?
(Manila, Philippines) oh no! A private plane crashed in an abandoned warehouse in las piñas!