A military helicopter crashed in Philippines, killing 1 and injuring 4
According to Philippine media reports : on the afternoon of November 26, a military helicopter of Philippine Air Force crashed in the town of Madalun, South Lanao Province, Philippines, killing one soldier on board and injuring four other soldiers, including the pilot.
According to a report issued by the West Mindanao Command Department, at about 9 a.m. on the 26th, four soldiers of the 55th Infantry Battalion of Philippine Air Force were on a mission in Madalun to dismantle an improvised explosive device, but the device suddenly exploded during the demolition process, injuring four soldiers.
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helicopter crashed in Philippines Subsequently, Philippine Air Force sent a UH1H helicopter to the explosion site to evacuate the wounded soldiers. The helicopter arrived at about 4.15 p.m., picked up the wounded soldiers and returned, but crashed shortly after take-off, about 350 meters from the explosion site.
Major General Gene Poño, a Philippine military official, said that the soldiers seriously injured in the explosion died after the crash. The pilot and other soldiers survived the plane and suffered only minor injuries.
They were receiving treatment in the hospital and were in stable condition.
At present, Philippine military has sent investigators to the crash site to investigate the exact cause of the crash.
However, Pogno said that before the crash, due to bad weather, the pilot had tried to make an emergency landing.