What many feared about what could have happened to DILG Jesse Robredo came true this morning when divers found him trapped inside the plane wreckage at about 7 in the morning (Tuesday). Divers found the wreckage 180 ft underneath.
In a press briefing, Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas said that the body of Robredo was retrieved at about 8 in the morning. Two more dead bodies that belonged to the pilot and copilot were to be retrieved next to Robredo whose body was easily accessed.
The rescue operations ran two days. Many diver volunteers, including foreigners, turned up to help in the operations for Robredo and his companions who figured in that tragic plane crash offshore of Masbate some minutes after they left Cebu for Naga City.
The ill-fated light aircraft chartered by Robredo requested an emergency landing in Masbate airport but did not make it.
We feel sorry for this very tragic event. The loss is great not only to the families of other victims pilot Capt. Jessup Bahinting, copilot Kshitiz Chand, and Secretary Robredo. We share prayers.
Disclaimer: photo is lifted from yahoonews.