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Military plane carrying 92 passengers on board crashes in Philippines

Source : 112 Ukraine

At least 17 people were killed
12:39, 4 July 2021

Deutsche Welle

At least 17 people were killed when a Philippines Air Force plane carrying troops crashed on landing in the south of the country and broke up in flames on Sunday. It was reported by Associated Press.

The Lockheed C-130 transport aircraft crashed at Patikul in Sulu province, in the far south of the archipelago nation where the army has been fighting a long war against Islamist militants from the Abu Sayyaf and other factions.

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"So far 40 wounded and injured were rescued and 17 bodies recovered. Rescue and recovery is ongoing," Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement, adding that 92 people had been on board.

Military chief Cirilito Sobejana said the plane had "missed the runway trying to regain power."

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