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Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:51 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57711597

The plane, a C130 Hercules, was trying to land in Jolo island in Sulu province when it overshot the runway. Seventeen bodies are said to have been recovered from the crash site at Patikul. RIP
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:19 pm

Last I heard there were 50 survivors and 31 fatalities.
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:21 am

Number of news sources saying either 49 or 50 fatalities. (Al Jazeera, CNN, Philippines news Agency) 3 were on the ground. According to PNA:
The aircraft was one of the two C-130H acquired through a grant from the US government that arrived in the country last January 29. It was formally welcomed to the PAF fleet during a ceremony at the Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on February 18
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:14 am

A statement from the regional military force, Joint Task Force Sulu, said "a number of soldiers were seen jumping out of the aircraft before it hit the ground, sparing them from the explosion caused by the crash".

I find this hard to believe, or at least doubtful that they survived. Surely they wouldn't be landing with an open door.
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:34 pm

Crashed C-130H was serial number 5125 (also c/n 5125) which had been 87-9284 in the USAF. Last noted with the 95AS (AFRC) at Pope, before that it had spent most of its life at ORD with the 64AS (AFRC).
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:17 am

It is very tragic for soldiers to lose their lives in this way -- not having a fighting chance and without even reaching the battlefield. As of last count, there were 49 fatalities plus 3 more on the ground. :tombstone: Those poor souls cannot rest in peace until the military's acquisition and training programs are set right. More information in the blog report below.....

http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... -down.html

This follows closely on the heels of the fatal crash of a brand-new Blackhawk helicopter just 10 days prior...and the S-76A air ambulance in Sep 2020. Also, a new Bell 429 with the PNP Chief on board figured in what could be a "brownout" event in March 2020 -- luckily he and his companions survived that one.....

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1237622/i ... ief-gamboa

Much earlier, a newish S-3A Sokol of the PAF crashed too. As usual, lawmakers are again launching an inquiry into the accident.
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:12 am

Nothing I know about military. If CAAP is in charge for civil/commercial planes, who leads the investigation for military ones? How will it affect the ongoing investigation of 3 choppers that crashed while the C130 being the 4th unfortunate event for this year?
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:06 pm

DarQuiet wrote:
Nothing I know about military. If CAAP is in charge for civil/commercial planes, who leads the investigation for military ones?

I don't know about the Philippines specifically but in most countries, the military has their own investigators. They can ask for help from civilian authorities, of course.
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:01 pm

I wonder if these Hercules, Blackhawks and other military aircraft in Kabul were in better condition (before being rendered useless) than the crashed PAF C-130 and UH-60 :?:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-58393763

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXG8zj6G9vw


What a monumental waste :!:
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:38 pm

Result of C-130 and S-70 Crash to be released within 24 hrs.

https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/01/lorenzana- ... ash-probe/

With regards the C-130 crash that killed 53 individuals,50 of them military personnel, Lorenzana said ‘defective instruments and systems’ were to be blamed for the air accident.

“Plus of course, the reaction of the pilot which was not also appropriate for the emergency (situation),” he told lawmakers.

On the newly-acquired Black Hawk, Lorenzana said investigators pointed to bad weather as the chopper flew on thick clouds.

“Nakapasok sila sa clouds, nagkaroon ng vertigo ang piloto (they got inside clouds, the pilot had vertigo. This is more on the systems of the aircraft and weather interference” he explained

 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:20 am

ZeroOne wrote:
Result of C-130 and S-70 Crash to be released within 24 hrs.

http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... error.html

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Must be very convincing...the decision on DND's requested budget for 2022 hangs in the balance..... :spin:
 
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Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:01 am

They're requesting a budget of almost $6 billion for 2022, hopefully it gets approved as the Philippines has a lot of catching up to do to be on par with neighbors.

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