A training aircraft Piper Seneca with a Nepali trainee pilot ‘Suramya Khanal’ has met an incident in Philippines. The trainer aircraft made an emergency ditching in Zambonga Shoreline. The aircraft landed on water in emergency as a technical emergency procedure if the pilots in emergency cannot find a suitable land for force landing. Fortunately, the aircraft boarded by 4 person came out of the aircraft injury less and no any serious harm has been reported.
The piston engine trainee aircraft belonged to Rhoyle Flight Academy in the Philippines and had a registration of ‘RP-C834.’ The aircraft made a successful landing just few meters away from the shoreline saving all the occupant’s life. Many of the Nepali students are understanding flight training in Rhoyle academy in the Philippines.
The commander of the aircraft was an Indian instructor Capt. Jyothis and the Nepali pilot was undergoing multi engine training with him. The instructor has primarily reported that the left engine of the piston multi engine aircraft had failed moments after their takeoff because of which they had no time to return to airfield and had to make a forced landing on water. The Captain’s decision to ditch in shoreline saved the lives as the local rescue teams could act immediately in the crash site. The aircraft was already 6 feet under water while the rescue team reached the site but were able to rescue every individual successfully in a short moment.