Hang CAAP execs for plane crashes!
|A wing of the Piper Seneca: So far the only plane's part that has been recovered as of this posting.|
- Robredo’s crash is 3rd in 10 days
- Despite fake insurance, ex-CAAP head Gutierrez, an appointee of P-Noy, issued licenses to Beechcraft that killed 13, including 3 kids, in Better Living Subd. shortly after takeoff from NAIA
- The Beechcraft engine that malfunctioned had no serial number, suggesting it was deceitfully hidden
- Video captured actual crash of Beechcraft
By BERTENI “TOTO” CATALUÑA CAUSING
The crash of Interior Secretary Jessie Robredo’s plane into the sea 200 meters of Masbate may end massive and extremely immoral tradition of corruption at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
Consider these. It is so gross to spark President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to order total probe of airline regulation system.
Three plane accidents occurred in 10 days, the last plunging Robredo and three others into the sea of mystery.
Just nine months ago, or December 10, 2011, a Beechcraft plane plunged into Better Living Subdivision in Parañaque to kill 13, including three children, burning to the ground 50 houses and damaging 100 shanties.
The Beechcraft accident happened also on a Saturday afternoon as in Robredo’s.
What is worse, it has been discovered that the Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Airworthiness of this Beechcraft plane were issued by then Director General Ramon S. Gutierrez of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) despite the fact that the insurance policy submitted by its owner was fake.
Not only that. When the Beechcraft wing that hosted the engine that malfunctioned was torn down to be examined, it shocked the investigators that the engine had no serial number unlike the other engine. This fact and the fake insurance have never been announced by the CAAP until today.
Conscience drove this author to reveal these revolting facts in the much higher interest of precarious safety of the community, the riding public and the residents of the houses where a plane may fall given the massive and extremely immoral tradition of corruption in the CAAP.
All these and all other deadly crashes that took place during the term of President P-Noy are logically the criminal, administrative and civil liabilities of no less than Gutierrez and his men, although he was sacked in the first week of June, 2012 and replaced by EDSA hero Lt. Gen. William Hotchkiss.
If the Beechcraft developed engine trouble and it was found out it had a defective engine and spurious insurance policy, it can be reasonably presumed that despite defects the required certificates were issued to the Piper Seneca plane that carried and crashed Robredo and company into Masbate waters.
With these circumstances, it is possible that the difficulty of finding the body of the Piper Seneca plane has been deliberately done even if the President has been there personally supervising the rescue operations hoping to find Robredo, the pilot who was Capt. Jessup Bahinting who happened to be the owner of the plane, and the trainee co-pilot, Nepalese Kshitiz Chand. Robredo’s aide, Police Senior Inspector June Abrazado.
The same presumption can be applied on the crash that occurred two days before that of Robredo’s.
|The President in command of the rescue efforts: Let he be not fooled.|
On August 16, 2012, a four-seater Cessna plane developed engine trouble before plunging into the sea off Sitio Lawis, Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. The pilot, Capt. Benjamin Baquiao, escaped death but he was injured. He was saved by fisherman Tadjar Sahifa who happened to be fishing near the crash site. Baquiao said that the plane underwent maintenance check before it departed General Santos City. See story at this link: (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/08/16/12/cessna-plane-crashes-davao-del-sur)
It was a bit different in the accident that took place on August 8, 2012. Here, Cebu Pacific caught fire on one of its engine while descending on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It requested priority landing and the pilot succeeded, saving 124 passengers and seven flight crew members from death. Fire trucks followed the Cebu Pacific plane, flight 5J454. See the story at this link: (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/08/08/12/cebupac-flight-makes-priority-landing-naia)
On March 4, 2012, a Cessna plane crashed in Camiguin province, killing a Norwegian woman and a Filipino pilot. (See story at this site: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/27275/plane-crash-in-camiguin-claims-norwegian-tourist)
Killed in this Camiguin incident were Rachel Strande, 37, and the Filipino pilot Christian Cesar Cebrecus.
Strande’s husband, Lars, 56, and their three-year-old son, Jeus Ola, were critically injured.
The Indonesian copilot Nurmala Dewi was also injured.
On May 17, 2012, a two-seater Italian SF-260 (TP Warrior Number 716) trainer plane crashed into the sea five (5) kilometers off Corregidor, sending into the sea of mystery the two pilot officers, 1Lt. Michael Arugay and Maj. Neil Tumaneng, minutes after taking off Sangley Point in Cavite at 6 a.m. for a proficiency test. (See the story at this site: http://mb.com.ph/node/359876/paf-plane-cra)
On January 12, 2012, a two-seater single engine Cessna -152-II plane with registry no. RP-C2843 took off from Subic International Airport and was flying toward the Fly Fast School in Pangasinan when it experienced a sudden drop in oil pressure.
Flight instructor Captain Reynaldo LImpat Obeña sustained bruises in the neck and forehead. The two were rushed to Preisdent Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital for further medical checkup. Obeña said the plane attempted to reach Iba Airport to make an emergency landing but at 500 meters from the landing area, he decided to crash-land at sea which is safer. Obeña and his student thanked local fishermen for helping them bring the aircraft to safety. (Reference: http://www.ubalert.com/a/79926)
On December 10, 2011, the six-seater Beechcraft crash-landed into Better Living Subdivision and killed 13, including three children, the two pilots and a passenger.
It crashed while attempting to return to NAIA. It was supposed to fly to San Jose, Mindoro Occidental to pick up a cargo.
A few second after takeoff at 2:11 p.m., pilot Capt. Timothy Albo encountered problems with the aircraft and he immediately radioed the control tower for an emergency landing status.
He attempted to turn the aircraft around to head back to NAIA but he never made it. The aircraft was said to be owned by Aviators Technology Innovators, Inc.
See extensive story at this link: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/108889/13-killed-in-crash%E2%80%933-on-the-plane-10-on-the-ground.
A video that actually captured the diving plane can be viewed at this website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymlgmEhf5Y.
September 21, 2011 -- Two citizens of United Arab Emirates (UAW) were injured when the Cessna aircraft crash-landed in Barangay Penabatan, Pulilan, Bulacan during a training session.
The aircraft is owned by AMA Air. Further story can be read at this site: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/two-emiratis-injured-in-philippines-plane-crash.
On April 29, 2011, an S-211 military plane crashed near Steala Mariz Beach resort at Banawang Village, at 2:32 a.m. of April 29, 2011. The plane disintegrated upon impact. Maj. Ephraim Gatus Suyom was killed. See more at this link: http://www.ubalert.com/a/52532.
THE VIDEO CAPTURE OF THE ACTUAL CRASH OF BEECHCRAFT ON DEC. 10, 2011.