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PostSubject: 2 Indian student pilots die in phillipines   Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:00 am

very sad news.My heart goes out to their families. RIP.

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July 8, 2007 8:42 a.m. EST

Komfie Manalo - AHN News Writer

Manila, Philippines (AHN) - A mid-air collision of two light planes in the Philippines killed three people, including two foreigners, Sunday afternoon. Police said two Cessna plane collided and crashed on a rice field in Malolos City in Bulacan, central Philippines.

The fatalities were identified as Reena Salve, 18, Indian national, and pilot of the two-seater Cessna plane with body mark RP 8696. The plane collided with another Cessna plane with body mark RP 2679 and piloted by Patrick Teruel.

Teruel's companion, 25-year-old Varsha Gopinanth, a student pilot, and an Indian national, also perished during the mishap.

Both planes took off from an airfield in Plaridel also in the province of Bulacan on their way to Manila when they collided at around 1 p.m., local time.

A witness said he saw the planes colliding above a school building. Apparently, the wings of the planes hit each other before crashing in a rice field.


Reuters:-

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MANILA (Reuters) - Two light planes being used for flight training collided in the air north of the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday and crashed in a rice field, killing two students and an instructor, air transport officials said.

Nilo Jatico, head of the local air transport office, said the two planes, both two-seater Cessna 150s, were on their way to land when they collided several km from an airfield in Plaridel town, about 35 km north of Manila.

All three men on the planes, including two Indian student pilots and a Filipino instructor, were killed on the spot.
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