- Philippines’ aircraft crash kills 50, injures 49.
- The Lockheed C-130 transport plane, carrying troops certain for counter-insurgency operations, overshot the runway after it touched down at Jolo airport
- Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has ordered an investigation of the incident.
MANILA: All 96 passengers of the Philippine Air Power aircraft that crashed on Sunday killing 50 folks have been accounted for, army chief Cirilito Sobejana stated on Monday.
Forty 9 army personnel had been injured within the crash, Sobejana instructed Reuters.
The Division of Nationwide Defence stated on Sunday three civilians on the bottom had been additionally killed, and 4 civilians had been injured.
The Lockheed C-130 transport plane, carrying troops certain for counter-insurgency operations, overshot the runway after it touched down at Jolo airport in southern Sulu province, in response to a army spokesman, Colonel Edgard Arevalo.
Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana stated he had ordered an investigation of the incident, which might start after rescue and restoration operations had been accomplished.
The army has not seen any signal of an assault on the aircraft.
Sulu, about 950 km (600 miles) south of the capital, Manila, is a stronghold of the militant Abu Sayyaf group, infamous for banditry and piracy, which the army has clashed with.