2 hurt in plane-trike collision in Lingayen

Posted at 01/28/12 8:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Two people were hurt as a tricycle slammed into a Cessna aircraft at an airport runway in Lingayen, Pangasinan on Saturday.

According to a report by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), a Cessna 152 plane carrying a flight instructor and a student just landed on the runway when a tricycle suddenly blocked its path.

Both Queenie Gaviola, flight instructor of Flight and Simulator Training, Inc. in Las Piñas, and student pilot Joseph Valledor, Jr. of Parañaque were injured in the collision.

The tricycle driver, meanwhile, immediately fled the scene after the mishap.

CAAP said the plane’s horizontal stabilizer was damaged.

Authorities are currently investigating how the tricycle was able to access the airport’s runway. -- Report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM