Posted on 08/18/2012 6:16 PM | Updated 08/18/2012 6:41 PM
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A plane carrying Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed on its way to the Masbate airport, a Masbate official confirmed Saturday, August 18.
In an interview on ANC, Masbate Vice Governor Vince Revil said the plane crashed in the sea, "150 meters away from the province's airport."
He said the aide de camp of Robredo survived, but the DILG chief's condition is still unknown.
He added search and rescue operations are underway.
"We have yet to confirm the status of the passengers," he said. "There are rescue operations being done now... trying to determine if there are [more] survivors."
More to follow. – Rappler.com