Pilot dies in aerial spray plane crash

CARMEN, Davao del Norte--A pilot of an aerial spray plane died after his plane crashed around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Purok 1, Barangay Mangalcal.

The victim, identified as Jessie Kevin Roska Lagapa was declared dead at 7:55 a.m. by Dr. Jacouline Agustine after he was rushed to a nearby hospital by the rescuers from the Carmen Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The 25-year-old Lagapa was a resident of Block 2, Lot 6, Ibabao Rd., Baywater in Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City,

Cause of crash

In the initial investigation by the Carmen Municipal Police Station, it was learned that an aerial spray plane, owned by Davao Aerowurkz Corp., was conducting aerial spraying on a banana plantation when it crashed.

According to residents, the plane was flying very low and caught a power line.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

The victim’s body is at a morgue of the Carmen District Hospital, waiting for his family to bring his body back to Cebu. (FROM JPC OF SUPERBALITA DAVAO)


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