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Gulfstream jet emergency lands in Albay; no casualties

A Gulfstream jet conducted an emergency landing at the Bicol International Airport on Wednesday morning, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.

"A Gulfstream G200 jet with registry number RPC280 landed at Alobo airport 11:32 a.m. today with six passengers onboard," CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said in a text message.

The Bicol International Airport is located in Barangay Alobo in Daraga, Albay.

Apolonio said all passengers were safe, and that CAAP is now conducting an investigation on the matter.

"Initial report says that all passengers are safe and CAAP Aircraft Accident Investigation team was dispatched to the site to investigate and determine the cause of incident," he said.

Apolonio said the CAAP is now waiting for further details from its personnel in Legaspi.

'Mechanical problems'

In a statement, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the chartered aircraft encountered "mechanical problems" while en route to Legazpi City.

It was also revealed to be carrying "official cargo" which remained intact and secured.

"The BSP is pleased to report that all passengers and crew on-board the aircraft are safe and unharmed, while the cargo is intact and secured," their statement said.

The agency said it shall defer to the CAAP and other oversight agencies responsible for the proper disposition of such incidents. — with a report by Margaret Claire Layug/KBK/BM, GMA News