Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed on a rice field in the Philippines

Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashedA training aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed Monday morning on a rice field in Talavera, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. The accident happened due to a loss of engine power after a technical problem. The aircraft came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage. The pilot and trainee survived the crash, but received some unspecified injuries and were brought to the local hospital for medical treatment.

The emergency teams and police officers arrived at the scene of the accident. The investigation is underway.

The aircraft received substantial damage during the crash, came to rest inverted.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft. The airplane has a length of 8.28 m, a height of 2.72 m, a wingspan of 11.00 m and wing area of 16.2 sqm. The empty weight of Cessna 172 Skyhawk is 767 kg and gross weight of 1,111 kg. The aircraft is driven by a horizontally opposed engine Lycoming IO-360-L2A four cylinder with a power of 160 hp (120 kW).