The incident occurred in the province of Bulacan when the plane heading from the city of Plaridel for Laoag crashed, the channel informed. At least five people reportedly died in a house the plane crashed into.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the crashed Piper PA-23 Apache plane belonged to the Lite Air Express airline.
Dispatched PRC Bulacan ambulance team in a plane crash accident at Purok 3, Brgy Lumang Bayan, Plaridel at 11 o’clock this morning. Est. 6 passengers were on board the Piper PA-23 Apache of Lite Air Express. Cause of crash is still for verification. pic.twitter.com/lsBHnVQKjI— Richard J. Gordon (@DickGordonDG) March 17, 2018
"All aircraft operated by Lite Air Express are grounded pending the result of the investigation," CAAP said in a statement, as quoted by the CNN Philippines.
The cause of the incident remains unknown.