Military plane transporting troops crashed in Philippines | Philippine News

The Chief of Staff of the Army said that after the C-130 crashed on Jolo Island, the survivors were rescued and taken to the hospital.

The chief of the military said that a military plane transporting the army crashed in the southern Philippines after missing the runway when it landed on Sunday.

General Cirilito Sobejana told reporters that at least 40 people were rescued from the burning wreckage of the C-130, which crashed while trying to land on Jolo Island, 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) south of the capital Manila.

“Respondents are on the scene now, and we pray that we can save more lives,” Sobejana said.

“Very unfortunate. The plane missed the runway. It tried to regain power but failed and crashed.”

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