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Cessna plane crash victims' remains brought to Cauayan, Isabela

The remains of the victims of the Cessna plane crash in Isabela were brought to Cauayan City on Tuesday morning, the provincial government said.

"At 8:39AM, the chopper carrying the remains of the crash victims landed at the TOG 2, Cauayan, Isabela," Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office spokesperson Joshua Apinat said in an advisory sent to media.

TOG 2 refers to Tactical Operations Group 2 located at Cauayan Airport.

The Cessna plane was first reported missing on January 24, minutes after taking off from Cauayan Airport headed for the town of Maconacon.

The retrieval team found the wreckage site in Isabela and started to proceed on Thursday, March 9, but it was only reached on the morning of March 11, Saturday due to bad weather.

All six onboard died in the crash.

The remains of the passengers and the pilot were successfully brought down to the nearby Dimapnat Village in Divalacan from the wreckage site in Sierra Madre on Sunday.

A statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said investigators from the CAAP Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board are on conducting their investigation on the crash site. —KG/RSJ, GMA Integrated News