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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Airworthiness inspector of Robredo's plane dismissed

Fernando Abalos, the airworthiness inspector who cleared the test flight results for the plane carrying the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Jesse Robredo, has been dismissed, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

The late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo
The late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo
Photo: Office of the President
Abalos was earlier given a preventive suspension in 2012 pending investigation.

Last year, the CAAP filed criminal and administrative complaints against against Abalos, Aviatour’s Flyin’ Inc.’s Nelson Zapata and Federico Omolon for falsification of public documents, gross misconduct and violations of the CAAP Act.

Among CAAP's allegations was that Abalos "falsely certified that a test flight was conducted last January 7, 2012 in Mactan, Cebu, in order to test the airworthiness of the aircraft"

It was discovered that no flight plan was filed for the Piper Seneca plane.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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