Ten dead as Philippine plane crashes into house


Manila: At least 10 people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house while trying to take off just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday.

According to investigation of police, The Piper 23 Apache twin-engined aircraft  operated by Lite Air Express, had crashed shortly after taking off in Plaridel town, killing all five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house.

Police official said,”We had to dig through the rubble to find the bodies, explaining why the toll rose from an initial figure of seven dead.”

Officials declined to say what may have caused the crash of the Piper PA-23 Apache, operated by a local charter company.

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