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Robredo plane crash report not yet final – gov’t probers

November 6, 2012

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Manila—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has distanced itself from a draft report that pointed to pilot error as one of the main causes of the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo and two others in August. The CAAP also chastised one of its special investigators, Cesar Lucero, for commenting publicly […]

Agency, media urged to be sober in crash inquiry

August 29, 2012

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SOBRIETY was the call of the day for Cebu City officials in relation to the deaths of Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo and Capt. Jessup Bahinting. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday asked the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to refrain from issuing statements about their inquiry into the the crash […]

‘Bahinting renewed license ahead of flight’

August 27, 2012

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THE family, friends and employees of the late Capt. Jessup Bahinting voiced dismay over reports that he allegedly had an expired license when he flew Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo last Aug. 18. “It is not true that Capt. Jessup Bahinting’s license was expired. We have proof that it’s renewed. Maybe the database […]

Plane’s locator failed during Masbate crash

August 26, 2012

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THE emergency location transmitter (ELT) of the small airplane that crashed off the coast of Masbate failed to activate on impact. This surfaced in the initial investigation of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). “The ELT of the Piper Seneca plane was in the off position, indicating that it failed to activate upon […]

‘Jessup didn’t die in vain’

August 26, 2012

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If not for the (plane crash), my husband’s love for God would not be exposed to the whole world,” said Margarita Bahinting yesterday after receiving a posthumous award for her pilot spouse in simple rites at the St. Peter’s Life Funeral Homes. Cebu City officials led by Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu City zoo worker […]

Ginatilan readies for burial

August 24, 2012

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The beach house in Ginatilan town, south Cebu where he was preparing to retire is the scene of busy prepartions for a vigil wake for Captain Jessup Bahinting. Ginatilan, the hometown of his widow Margarita, was considered his hometown as well although the pilot was born in Siquijor. Bernabela Matas, a sister-in-law of the pilot, […]

Ace pilot comes home

August 24, 2012

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Capt.Jessup Bahinting finally arrived home in Cebu yesterday. His widow Margarita burst into tears when the body bag containing the pilot’s body emerged from the Beechcraft Baron 55, accompanied by their youngest daughter, Sarah Lynn. The plane owned by Cheyn Air touched down 8 a.m. in the Aviatour Air hangar in Mactan. About 200 flight […]

Inquiry starts into VIP plane crash

August 23, 2012

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The investigation into last Saturday’s crash of the twin-engine plane that claimed the lives of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots will start as soon as the wreckage is raised from the bottom of the Masbate Pass. Army Maj. Gen. Eduardo del Rosario, head of “Task Force Kalihim,” made this announcement at a news […]

‘Robredo, pilot’s services won’t be forgotten’

August 23, 2012

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MORE expressions of sympathy were offered yesterday by Cebu officials to the families of the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo and Capt. Jessup Bahinting, who died in last Saturday’s plane crash in waters off Masbate City. Both Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Meinrado Paredes said anyone […]

Survivor’s Account: Robredo plane avoided crashing into populous village

August 22, 2012

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MASBATE CITY—It was a toss-up between hitting a population center and the sea with the crippled aircraft approaching the Masbate Airport. Capt. Jessup Bahinting decided to head for the water instead, sparing casualties on the ground but losing instead Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, his copilot and his own life as well, in the tragic crash […]