Retrieval of 6 bodies from missing Cessna plane in Isabela will take time- CAAP

It will take time before the bodies of the people on board the missing Cessna 206 aircraft will be recovered, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) as it confirmed that there was no survivor when it crashed in Isabela on Jan. 24.

In a statement, the CAAP said the difficulty in the retrieval operation is due to environment and weather conditions. 

“All six passengers of the aircraft did not survive. The Incident Management Team in the area has said that they will now proceed with retrieval operations, but that it may take some time due to environmental and weather conditions,” the statement read.

“The bodies of the victims will be brought either to a designated area in Divilican or Maconacon then to Cauayan town,” it added.

The Cessna plane went missing on Jan. 24 and after more than a month of search operation, the debris was finally found on Thursday, March 9, in Barangay Ditarum, Divilacan, Isabela.

The CAAP said its Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board (AAIIB), which has been tasked to focus on the missing aircraft since its disappearance, will proceed with its investigation.

The retrieval operation is expected to resume on Friday, March 10.