05 May 2017

News Story: Three dead, one hurt in Philippine military chopper crash

UH-1D (Image: Wiki Commons)
MANILA, May 4 (Xinhua) -- A Philippine Air Force pilot and two crewmen died and another pilot was injured when their UH-1D helicopter crashed during a military exercise in Tanay town in Rizal, east of Manila on Thursday afternoon.

Lt. Xy-zon Meneses, spokesman of the Army's second Infantry Division, said the aircraft crashed at around 3 p.m. local time in Sitio Hilltop in barangay Sampaloc while preparing to land at a vacant lot.

"This (training) is to ensure that the military is ready for disaster rescue operation... There was a practical exercise today but one chopper got into trouble during landing," said Meneses, adding no civilians were harmed.

Read the full story at Xinhua