The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced yesterday that it has obtained a permit from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to enter the site of a crashed Cessna plane in Albay, Philippines. The wreckage of the small aircraft was spotted on Sunday on steep terrain at high altitude near the crater of Mayon Volcano, within the six-kilometer permanent danger zone.

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said that the search and rescue team will investigate the crash site to determine what happened and to confirm if it is the missing plane. Apolonio added that they will also investigate how the aircraft got there, particularly when Mayon Volcano is a no-fly zone.

The missing Cessna plane with registry number RP-C2080 left Bicol International Airport in Albay on Saturday morning with four passengers on board, bound for Manila. It lost contact just three minutes after takeoff. This is the second Cessna plane to go missing in the country in less than a month, with the first one disappearing after taking off from Cauayan Airport in Isabela province on January 24.

Apolonio also mentioned that heavy rain and the risk of flash floods in the area make the search and investigation more difficult. The wreckage of the plane was not immediately identifiable, and the tail number or registry of the aircraft could not be seen.

The Australian Ambassador Hae Kyong Yu confirmed that two Australian nationals were among the passengers of the missing Cessna aircraft in Albay province. In a Twitter post, the Ambassador expressed her condolences to the families of the victims and stated that the Australian embassy is in contact with local authorities, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade providing consular assistance to the families of the two Australians.

CAAP continues to provide updates on the situation as the investigation unfolds, and authorities are urging the public to remain patient as the search and rescue team works to uncover more information on the crash.
Due to the challenging terrain and weather conditions, the CAAP has faced difficulties in conducting an aerial search for the first Cessna plane that went missing in January. As a result, the authorities have been unable to locate the missing aircraft so far.

The recent crash of the Cessna plane in Albay province has raised concerns about aviation safety in the Philippines. With two Cessna planes missing in less than a month, authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of these incidents and to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

The CAAP has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the safety of the country’s aviation industry and has assured the public that it will work closely with other agencies to investigate the crashes and take appropriate actions to prevent such incidents from happening again.

As the investigation into the crashed Cessna plane continues, the families and friends of the passengers on board are left waiting for answers, hoping for closure and some degree of understanding about what may have caused the plane to crash. The authorities are urging the public to remain patient and to support the ongoing investigation.

The CAAP will provide updates as more information becomes available about the cause of the crash, the identity of the aircraft, and the fate of those on board. The authorities are also asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward and help in the investigation.

At this time, there is no further information available regarding the crashed Cessna plane in Albay province. The investigation is still ongoing and the authorities are working to identify the aircraft and determine the cause of the crash. As more information becomes available, the CAAP is expected to provide updates to the public.