Omni plane Down

Kills Two

Video courtesy of GMANews.TV

July 22, 2011

A Cessna plane RPC-8839 owned by Omni Aviation crashed before 6PM killing a Malaysian pilot and a Filipino co-pilot in Sta. Maria, Magalang, Pampanga Friday.

Fatalities were identified as Tian Yu Wong, who piloted the Cessna Plane 152, and Alfred Christian de Leon.

Captain Benhur Gomez, President of Omni Aviation Corp. Flying School said the cause of the crash was equipment error saying "the aircraft malfunctioned while it was in the air.” No further details were given.

CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) Accident Investigators said that there was no distress call received by Omni Aviation or Clarks Tower says Capt. Amado Soliman, OIC of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) who together with Mike Apil, a member of the AAIB, were sent to investigate the cause of the crash.

Initial investigation showed that the plane was in good flying condition when it departed from Omni's general aviation runway at 4:53 p.m. to execute some aerial maneuvers.

Eyewitnesses reported that while flying overhead, the airplane’s engine stalled in mid-air before crashing. Other witnesses also disclosed the plane flying at a very low altitude.

Omni Aviation Corporation is a flying school based at the Clark International Airport Complex.

24 comments:

  1. Are the casualties students of omni av?

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  2. God have mercy on their souls

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  3. wong was the best pilot i have seen him flying since 4 yrs , he was best ........... may his soul rest in peace

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  4. Is this for real? have this been confirmed? where are they?!

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  5. rest in peace wong, he is one of the most dedicated aviator..

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  6. Blue skies my young friend.
    Blue skies and beyond... into the loving embrace of our Father in Heaven.

    Uncle Rex

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  7. i saw it when crash the airplane is in full high throttle when crash and i think the airplane is not in the altitude the pilot never recover the airplane is straight like an arrow in the ground then me and my boy run and bring the fire extinguisher and to see if there alive but i call no one answer

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  8. i dont understand what why is that happen.. the plane is in good condition and well maintained. did someone forgot to remove something before flight? or someone put something on instrument pitots? did someone put sticky tape on altimeter?
    whew i dont understand what happen.

    -Cadbury (PATTS)

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  9. my opinion with what happen, since i believe that the aircraft is in good condition, well maintained and airworthy certificated, it might be a Microburst (strong Down burst or down draft). or the event what we called The Wind Shear. this is a one in a million event wherein An Aircraft experiences an increasing headwind followed by decreasing headwind and strong downdraft and an increasing tailwind. finally it will produce the most severe downdraft together with the tailwind resulting an uncontrollable descent and impact to the ground. Since someone said that the engine stops, it is not actually stops but it is an illusion from propeller from strong tailwind.
    Wind shear exist in temperature inversion with strong upper-level winds in the area, it is also associated with clear turbulence.

    [THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION] because i do not have any evidences and i havent seen the crash site.

    ~to my brothers in skies, blue skies brothers.

    -M.A. Salvador (PATTS College of Aeronautics)

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  10. Alred Christian De Leon was the FILIPINO STUDENT NOT THE TEACHER. THe Malaysian was the PILOT TEACHER

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  11. similar to alaska 261 crash

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  12. rest in peace wong and leon..... i cant believe it.... i knew wong... he was from the same flying school.. prayers to his family and him... god bless

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  13. May they rest in peace. And hmmm... I think we have a new trend of posting comments here and that's placing your (college) after your name.

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  14. " Lord, when its time for your wish to end our wondrous ways in the skies, take us to the glory of your domain, in the heaven far above, where our wings have failed us to fly '... MAY YOU REST IN PEACE GALLANT AVIATORS..

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  15. Rest in PEACE Sir Tammy and Alfred....

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  16. This is a maintenance issue. you can say whatever excuses there is in the book but this accident will never lie..accidents can not be predicted but it can be avoided...its a Flying school not a driving school. maintenance is a VERY big factor. this should be a lesson that should never be taken for granted.

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  17. wow...a year a go i was telling my friends how awesome this school was (even though i wasn't a student of this school..well, heard good news from my friends)....i was so convince that i wanted to enroll to a flying school...and this happened...this will tell you how gutsy flip fly boys are....you need to have them balls to fly those birds...came out wrong??? =P

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  18. Knew Capt. wong...
    yep he was a very good pilot and instructor...
    all those memories... The DOTA tyms we had with those other close friends...
    Will miss you Capt.!!!! Till we meet again....

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  19. frank benjamin BendejoAugust 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    mark angelo salvador...sorry i just cant help myself from criticizing your post...next time post something that will make you sound less of a girl.....

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  20. To frank benjamin Bendejo:

    What's so girly about his post?

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  21. The Instructor was practicing stall recovery at an altitude to low for proper recovery. It wasn't a maintenance problem, the engine didn't quit, and the weather that day was VFR with calm winds. Airplanes don't fall out of the sky unless the wings fall off. The images of the accident site show that the aircraft hit the ground very forcefully. That can only happen if you nose dive into the ground. Pilot error accounts for more the 50% of accidents. Unfortunately this was the case again. A reminder to all pilots. There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there's no such thing as and old and bold pilot!

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  22. Sad. He's my childhood friend and we have the same name. I was closed with his family and my baby sister was his classmate and his family would make them like each other as little kids lol. My sister was shocked to find out just minutes ago that he's dead. She said just when I remembered him again and finding out that he's dead already is very shocking and sad. He was a very good child. God rest his soul. God bless you Christian.

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  24. This is a tragedy. It's terrible every time something like this happens. Sometimes, even learning how to fly an airplane safely can't prevent a tragedy. RIP.

    - Andy
    http://skypark.tv/

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