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6 soldiers dead in helicopter crash

John Unson (The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Three Air Force personnel and three Army soldiers died when their helicopter crashed in Impasugong, Bukidnon at 2 p.m. yesterday, according to police and military sources.

The UH-1H Air Force helicopter was on a resupply mission for the Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade when the accident occurred.

An Air Force pilot, co-pilot, a crew member and three soldiers are the fatalities, sources from the Army’s 4th Infantry Division and Bukidnon police said.

Search and rescue operations for the seventh passenger are ongoing.

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