Pansol village in Laguna province

Two New Zealanders onboard plane crash that killed nine people, Philippines media report

Two people on the plane were believed to have been New Zealanders, Philippines media are reporting.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson said they were responding to reports of New Zealanders being involved in a plane crash in teh Philippine, but could not confirm any further information due to privacy reasons. 

The light plane crashed into a resort compound in Pansol village in Laguna province near the foothills of Mount Makiling.

Police and rescuers retrieved nine bodies from the wreckage, police said.