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PH Air Force C130 plane crashes in Patikul, Sulu; 40 rescued

Photos courtesy of Pondohan TV

A C-130H transport aircraft of the Philippine Air Force, with tail registration number 5125 crashed at Barangay Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu on Sunday morning, July 4.

AFP Chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, said the plane took off from Laguindingan International International Airport at Cagayan de Oro City to transport soldiers bound for Patikul, Sulu.

At least 85 persons were onboard the C130 military aircraft.

According to updated reports, the plane missed the runway, forced itself to go on full power but failed, and crashed.

About 40 people had been rescued and rushed to a hospital of the 11th Infantry Division.

Photos courtesy of Pondohan TV