UPDATE: According to the reports, the number of victims has risen to 31.
The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Philippine Air Force with 85 servicemen on board crashed a few kilometers from the Jolo Airport in Sulu Province at 11: 30 local time on July 4.
At least 29 soldiers were killed as a result of the accident. 40 soldiers were found injured and were taken to the hospital of the 11th Infantry Division in Busbus.
Most of the passengers had recently graduated recently from basic military training and were being deployed as part of a joint taskforce fighting terrorism in the Muslim-majority region.
The chief of the armed forces, Gen Cirilito Sobejana, said the aircraft had been carrying troops from Cagayan de Oro on the southern island of Mindanao when it missed the runway as it tried to land on Jolo.
#Philippines military #Aircraft C-130 crashed,death toll rises to 29 ,total 90 no .Of troops were carrying from Cagayan de oro, on the southern island of #Mindanao.#PhilippinesPlaneCrash#planecrash #sulu pic.twitter.com/NIGYXIor7n
— Bapun (@Bapun_27) July 4, 2021
At least 17 people are dead after a military plane which was transporting troops missed a runway and crashed in the Philippines, the nation’s defence secretary said.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 4, 2021
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