Plane carrying 92 people crashes in Philippines, 40 rescued so far, Philippine military plane carrying 85 people crashes, 40 rescued
Plane carrying 85 people crashes in Philippines  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- An army plane has crashed in the Philippines
- There were 92 people on the plane, all these are said to be military personnel.
- Plane crashes before landing on runway
Manila : A plane has crashed in the Philippines, in which many people are feared dead. The Philippine military plane C-130 has been a victim of the accident, in which 92 people were on board during the journey. These were all military personnel. According to the information given by the Chief of the Philippine Army, about 40 people have been rescued so far. The reasons for the accident are yet to be ascertained.
The plane caught fire after the accident. The rising flames and plumes of smoke speak to the magnitude of the accident. Several pictures have surfaced on social media, in which a plume of flames and smoke can be seen rising at the accident site. The plane crash happened in a village in the hill town of Patikul in the Sulu province of the Philippines. The rescued people were pulled from the rubble.
The accident happened before landing on the runway
The accident happened just before the Philippine Air Force aircraft C-130 landed on the runway. Philippine Defense Minister Delphine Lorenzana said there were 92 people on board the plane, including three crew members and three crew members. Earlier, the number of passengers on the plane was said to be 85. According to media reports, so far 40 people have been rescued from the rubble, while 17 bodies have been recovered. The plane was carrying military forces from the southern city of Cagayan de Oro.
The crashed Lockheed C-130 Hercules was one of two former US Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines this year as military aid. Chief of Staff General Sirilito Sobejana said the plane crashed on Sunday afternoon, shortly before landing in the village of Bangkal in the mountain town of Patikul in Sulu province. The plane was carrying military forces from the southern city of Cagayan de Oro.
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