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Salvage teams recover wreckage from Laoag International Airlines crash.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Coast guard salvage workers have reportedly retrieved the main part of a Laoag International Airlines aircraft which crashed on 11 November.

The 44-seat twin-engine Fokker 27 commuter aircraft was carrying 34 people from Manila's domestic airport on a regularly scheduled flight to Laoag, when it crashed into Manila Bay after apparently suffering engine problems.

Rescuers have also recovered the last five bodies from the crash. The confirmed death toll is now recorded at 19, while 15 people survived the crash.

Investigators from the Philippine Air Transportation Office, UK engine company Rolls Royce and Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker will now begin inspecting the wreckage to determine the cause of the accident, reported The Associated Press.

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