(CNN) -- A small plane crashed near the Philippine capital Saturday after its pilot requested an emergency landing, killing at least 13 people, CNN affiliate ABS-CBN reported.
The plane started a fire that scorched a nearby school and about 50 homes near Manila, a local mayor told the affiliate.
At least 20 other people were injured.
The plane reported problems shortly after taking off from an airport, the affiliate reported.
One of the pilots put out an emergency request to land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila but did not make it.