PAF Huey chopper on medevac crashes in Lanao del Sur | Inquirer News

PAF Huey chopper on medevac crashes in Lanao del Sur

/ 10:00 AM November 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—A Huey helicopter of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) crash-landed in Lanao del Sur on Thursday (Nov. 26) while conducting a medical evacuation, the military said.

After picking up four soldiers wounded from an IED explosion in Madalum town, the helicopter made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff due to bad weather, said Cpt. Clint Antipala, public affairs officer of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division.


One of the Air Force crew was injured, he said. One of the four soldiers critically injured from the explosion that they were supposed to evacuate also died.

The wounded troops are now getting medical treatment.


“We have done everything just to save our wounded soldier the fastest way we can thru our air assets, unfortunately, the incident happened”, said Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio, 1st Infantry Division commander.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Crash, emergency landing, Huey, IED explosion, Lanao del Sur, Madalum, Philippine Air Force
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.