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Cessna plane went missing after took off from Bicol International Airport

A private plane went missing few minutes after took off from Bicol International Airport.

The aircraft identified as Cessna 340A with tail number RP-C2080 loss communication while on flight bound for Manila.

Said aircraft departed Bicol International Airport at about 6:43 AM February 18, 2023, piloted by Capt. Rufino James T Crisostomo Jr. (PIC) and Joel G Martin (Crew) with two passengers identified as Simon Chipperfield and Karthi Santanan, both Australian citizens.

Initial coordination with BIA tower disclosed that subject aircraft loss communication at about 7:30 AM somewhere in Bato, Camarines Sur.