Bodies of plane crash victims in Isabela brought down to Divilacan town proper

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 12) — The remains of the six victims of the Cessna plane that crashed in a mountainous part of Isabela in January have been brought down to the town proper of Divilacan, authorities reported Sunday.

A statement from the public information office of Isabela said the bodies arrived at 12:45 p.m., but bad weather prevented authorities from transporting the remains to Cauayan, the ill-fated plane's point of origin which is some 75 kilometers away.

"As of 12:54 p.m. today, all bodies of the pilot and passengers have arrived at Divilacan proper. The Air Force is waiting for a break in the weather to deploy a chopper to transport said bodies to Cauayan," the Isabela PIO said.

A retrieval team was able to reach the crash site on Saturday, days after it was found in Barangay Ditarum, Divilacan, Isabela.

The plane was reported missing in January. Authorities reported there were no survivors from the crash.

The aircraft was found on a slope with dense forest cover, according to the Isabela Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).