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C130 Plane of the Philippine Air Force Crashes; 40 Rescued

C-130 MILITARY PLANE – Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Cirilito Sobejana said a C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in Sulu province Sunday after missing the runway.

Aircraft accidents are caused by several contributing factors. Pilots, operators, designers, and the weather can contribute to accidents.

In global history, only a few managed to survive a helicopter or plane crash. Recently, a military plane crashed as it tried to land on Jolo island in Sulu province.

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Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Cirilito Sobejana confirm confirmed the terrible news on a phone interview. Based on a report from GMA News, he said the C-130 military plane of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) crashed before noon in Patikul town, Sulu.

“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,” he said.

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Rescue operations for the crew and passengers are ongoing as of posting time. Cirilito Sobejana said at least 40 personnel have so far been rescued from the burning plane.

The official also confirmed that at least 85 persons boarded the military plane. He said, “responders are at the site now. We are praying we can save more lives.” 

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According to the report, most of the passengers recently graduated from basic military training. They were being deployed to the island as part of the joint task force fighting terrorism.

“One of our C-130s while transporting our troops from Cagayan de Oro, na-miss niya ‘yung runway trying to regain power, at hindi nakayanan. Bumagsak doon sa may Barangay Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu…”

“We are doing our best effort to rescue the passengers. ‘Yung ating ground commander nandu’n na, si General Gonzales doing his best effort na maapula ‘yung apoy at ma-rescue safely ‘yung mga passengers…”

“So far meron na tayong 40 na na-rescue at kasalukuyang ginagamot sa 11th ID Hospital sa Busbus, Sulu,” he added.

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