BREAKING NEWS: Live fish plane crashes off Long Beach, pilots injured

Guests of Villa Encantador Resort in Barangay New Agutaya, San Vicente, take their selfies at Long Beach, while behind them rescuers rush to save two pilots and the live fish cargoes of a chartered Royal Air Transport light plane that crashed early Sunday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Villa Encantador Resort)


A light plane carrying live fish cargo crashed at sea near Sitio Landing, Barangay New Agutaya, San Vicente on Sunday, injuring its two pilots, both foreign nationals.

A report obtained by Palawan News indicated that the accident involved a Royal Air Transport chartered light plane. It reportedly crash landed on the waters just off Long Beach at around 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

The pilots were identified as Harinalan Muniandy, 23, a Malaysian national, and Max Edward Harvey, 28, a British citizen. They were immediately rushed to the rural health unit (RHU) of the town, where their minor injuries were treated.

 “They’re safe now. They were treated a while ago at the RHU after they were rushed by rescuers of Rescue 165,” said Lt. Col. Bill Pasia, commanding officer of MBLT-12.

Initial investigation said that the aircraft, RPC 5818 with model number Aztec 2350 and owned by Janet Reyes Vinzon, was on its way to Manila when it plummeted on the water carrying heavy live fish cargoes.

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