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    Rescuers sift through the debris following a crash upon takeoff of a Piper PA-23 Apache six-seater twin-engine light aircraft Saturday, March 17, 2018, on a residential area in Plaridel township, Bulacan province north of Manila, Philippines

    Plane Crashes in Philippines Leaving 10 People Dead - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 10 people died on Saturday after a plane crashed in the Philippines, the CNN Philippines reported.

    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.

    ​"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.

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