A crop dusting plane made an emergency landing into the Hijo River in Tagum City on Wednesday.
A report shows the plane was owned by Philippines Aviation of Agricultural Corporation, with tail number RP-A318.
It had been spraying a large patch of Cavendish bananas when it lost control and crashed.
The pilot is said to have survived the incident. Another report suggests that the plane developed engine trouble while spraying and so made an emergency landing in the rive