Aviatour Cessna Crash in Camiguin

Clips coconut tree on approach!

March 5, 2012

A 37-year-old Norwegian woman and a Filipino pilot died after their Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP plane (RPC209), crashed seconds before it landed at the Camiguin airport in Mambajao town around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Three other passengers survived the crash.

The fatalities were identified as Christian Cesar Cebracus and Racquel Strande. The others were identified as Indonesian co-pilot Nurmala Dewi, the woman's husband Lance Strande, and their 3-year-old child Jensola.

The plane owned by Cebu-based charter company Aviatours departed from Mactan airport at 7:30 a.m bound for Camiguin for sight-seeing tour before it clip a coconut tree on approach to Mambajao airport.


  1. illegal aircraft ops, the flying pilot was a student, CAAP covering up together with AVIATOURS. it's more fun in the philis

    1. The flying pilot was a student, holding a Private Pilot License, with the instructor flying the plane too, that's why there's two controls on the plane so both of them can control the plane. Before we can say something like CAAP is covering up Aviatour., you should hear out the results of the investigation first, aviatours' side and the CAAP's side as well as the survivors' side.

  2. This can only happen in the Philippines! A commercial flight flown by a student without commercial license and a 4 place aircraft with 5 people on board. The former ATO is still existing but the name has changed to Crappy Aviation Authorities of the Philippines.

  3. Bahinting Operation. tsk tsk tsk!

  4. this aircraft make accdent last month also enginr failure and aviatour covered that accdent from caap