THE Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Isabela on Sunday said they are tracing an object that could be a debris from a Cessna plane that had gone missing.

Isabela Provincial Information Office administrative officer Joshua Hapinat said in a radio interview that the object was spotted by residents living near Barangay Sapinit in Divilacan, Isabela.

A rescue team has been deployed to verify the given information.

"I have received an information that as of 6:45 a.m., people at 25 kilometers near the Ilagan-Divilacan Road reported that they spotted an object that could be a wreckage of the plane on the mountain side near Sapinit," Hapinat said in Filipino.

The PDRRMC on Friday said a white object was seen in Barangay Dicaruyan, Divilacan, Isabela where a search and rescue operation for the missing Cessna plane was launched.

According to PDRRMC head Constante Foronda, a farmer, said he had heard sounds coming from an aircraft.

Meanwhile, Hapinat said the ground search for Cessna RPC 1174 and its six passengers continued, focusing on the mountain side near Barangay Sapinit.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said they had asked the Hong Kong Mission Control Center and Japan Mission Control Center for assistance in their search and rescue operation.

The Cessna plane went missing after taking off from the Cauayan airport in Isabela on Tuesday afternoon.

2023-01-29T16:24:08Z dg43tfdfdgfd