AFP to aid kin of crew in Isabela chopper crash

MILITARY SPOKESPERSON Marine Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, in an early press statement on Friday said AFP Chief Gen. Santos Jr “commits to help facilitate the assistance and other entitlements to our gallant Philippine Air Force personnel who died in line-of-duty,” The UH-ID helicopter — with tail number 8308, boarded by five persons composed of two pilots, two air crewmen, and another officer — was taking off for a proficiency training for night flying when the accident happened at 6:58 p.m. The helicopter was from the Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing while the Cauayan Air Station is under Tactical Operations Group 2.

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