Transportation Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas posted on his Twitter account that he and Aquino, along with other government officials, on board PAF C-130 were at the crash site “to lead the SaR efforts.”
“At the location, crash site within sight of beach, 500m & also within sight of end of runway,” Roxas said.
“Water’s calm, sky (is) clear, which will help in (the) ongoing SaR,” he added.
Robredo, and three others were onboard a six-seater Piper Seneca plane when it crashed in the waters off the shoreline of Masbate City at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Robredo’s aide, P/Senior Insp. Jun Abrazado, survived but the Interior Secretary and the pilot and co-pilot of the plane –Capt. Jessup Bahinting and Nepalese copilot Kshitiz Chand, remained missing.