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Palace saddened by Lion Air crash, wants ‘thorough’ probe

“We are so sad to learn that a plane crashed last night taking the lives of the eight persons on board,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang has expressed sadness over the plane crash incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport that killed all eight passengers and crew Sunday evening.

Lion Air chartered plane RPC 5880, carrying health workers and medical supplies, caught fire while taking off. The flight was bound for Tokyo Haneda Airport.

“We are so sad to learn that a plane crashed last night taking the lives of the eight persons on board,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Panelo said the Palace also offered its deep sympathies to the grieving families of those who perished in the crash.

He also called for a “thorough” investigation on the matter.

“There must be a thorough investigation of the incident and the concerned government agencies must undertake measures to secure the safety of private aircrafts as well as their passengers and crew.”

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