Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nepalese co-pilot of Piper Seneca plane, found floating at sea

Combined elements of the AFP, PNP and PCG divers scour the vicinity of the crash site in order to locate the missing Nepalese co-pilot of the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane which plunged into the deep waters off Ibingin village.

It was about 8:00am today when a local fisherman found a cadaver of a man believed to be the missing Nepalese pilot, Kshitiz Chand. The dead man was wearing a white shirt, black pants and a pilot badge. The rescuers fetched the cadaver and brought him to a funeral parlor where some relatives were awaiting. In the background, the damaged plane lie in waiting after it was retrieved from the seabed about 800m from this location.

 This is the wreckage of the Piper Seneca plane which crashed while trying to land in Masbate airport on Friday, August 17.

When Chand was positively identified by his father, Task Force Kalihim authorities declared 'end of mission. The soldiers, sailors and policemen were applauded for their selfless dedication which led to the success of the mission.

(Note: Photos were submitted by SSg Dante Callueng of the 1st Special Forces Battalion)

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