Civilian chopper goes missing in Quezon | Inquirer News

Civilian chopper goes missing in Quezon

/ 03:46 PM August 23, 2016

A civilian chopper sent to pick up rescuers of the workers killed in a flooded tunnel in Quezon went missing since Monday, the military said on Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Ramil Anoyo, commander of the Army’s 48th Infantry Battalion said they have launched search and rescue operations for the missing four-seater chopper from MarcroAsia.

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“Ang purpose kasi nun sana eh sunduin niya yung rescue team ng Philex pabalik, kaso hindi na siya naka-land ng Sumag river,” he said.

(It was supposed to fetch the rescue team of Philex, but it wasn’t able to land in Sumag river.)

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He said a Sokol chopper with troops were sent to scour the area.

The chopper with a pilot and co-pilot onboard left the MWSS compound in Brgy. Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan at around 12 noon but it was not able to reach its destination.

The flight usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, Anoyo said. CDG

READ: Bodies of 2 workers recovered from flooded MWSS tunnel project

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