On April 19, 2007, on or about 10: 45 A.M., a single engine Cessna plane crashed along the vacant lot of Burgos Compound, New York Street, Merville Park, Parañaque City, Metro Manila.
Based on the account of the witnesses, the pilot (who was the lone fatality) managed to avoid the heavily populated area of the subdivision and nearby mission areas, thus, preventing extensive damages to the lives and properties of the residents. For doing so, the pilot was hailed as a hero by residents within the neighborhood.
Once again, the capability of Barangay Merville Fire & Rescue Team was put to test. They were the first to arrive at the scene of the crash before the rescue team from Manila International Airport Authority arrived. Although, they were not able to save the life of the pilot whose body was already charred at that time, they have prevented the possible spread of chemical fire within the neighborhood.
The following are some photos taken during the said plane crash. Just click the picture to enlarge it.
NESTOR P. MOSEBarangay Secretary/Action OfficerBarangay Merville Disaster Coordinating Council