Philippine Military Plane Crashes
A Philippine C-130 military plane heading to Jolo Island crashed with 96 aboard who had just completed military training.
A Philippine military plane carrying at least 96 aboard crashed in the southern region, on Sunday, Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana, told AFP.
Philippines: military plane crashes with 85 people on board when landing on the island of Joló https://t.co/C50W8AwLBd— Then24 (@then24dotcom) July 4, 2021
The Joint Task Force Sulu commander, Maj. Gen. William Gonzales said that 50 people had been hospitalized, and that “29 bodies were already recovered from the incident site.”
He added that “We remain to be hopeful that we could find more survivors”.
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More details awaited
LOOK: The C-130 crash site in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday (July 4, 2021). The aircraft was on a troop transport mission, according to AFP chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana. | via Priam Nepomuceno (📸: courtesy of Bridge Bridge, PTV) pic.twitter.com/aVlGfs43f7— Phil News Agency (@pnagovph) July 4, 2021
The military command said the soldiers aboard were being deployed to their battalions.
"They were supposed to join us in our fight against terrorism," said Commander William N. Gonzales added.
PH Air Force:— Frances Mangosing 🇵🇭 (@FMangosingINQ) July 4, 2021
A C-130 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force with tail #5125 figured in a mishap upon landing in Jolo. The said aircraft took off from CJVAB to Lumbia Airport and subsequently ferried personnel to Jolo.
Rescue efforts are ongoing, details will follow soonest.
So far 15 people have been rescued from the burning wreckage of the C-130, which crashed as it tried to land on Jolo island in Sulu province, General Cirilito Sobejana said.https://t.co/x5myL5nO3b— Philstar.com (@PhilstarNews) July 4, 2021