4 killed in Basilan chopper crash

4 killed in Basilan chopper crash

MANILA — According to police, at least 4 people were killed in a helicopter crash in Lantawan town in Basilan on Wednesday, September 16.

Bangsamoro police chief Brigadier General Manuel Abu said local police counted at least four (4) cadavers at the crash site.

However, the police have yet to determine if the 4 fatalities are all helicopter passengers and if the helicopter is owned by the government.

The incident happened at around 2:30 pm. Abu said the “initial assessment” of the police is that the crash might have been due to “bad weather” but this is still subject to further investigation.

“The rains are strong now, but we are not concluding that it was because of the weather that it crashed,” Abu said.
The police’s SOCO team has been dispatched to the crash site, Abu added.

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