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Air Force chopper burns in Ilocos Sur 09/11/2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Air Force chopper burns in Ilocos Sur
09/11/2010
A military helicopter providing combat support to ground troops operating against communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels yesterday went on fire after taking an emergency landing in a rice field in Ilocos Sur province.

Col. Essel Soriano, Army 503rd Brigade commander, said the seven military personnel aboard the ill-fated Huey helicopter were safe after the emergency landing in Barangay Nagrebcan in Sta. Lucia town around 2 p.m.

“They are all safe, no casualty,” he added.

But Soriano said the helicopter was “totally burned” after its landing.

The Army official said the ill-fated helicopter was one of the two Hueys which were dispatched to support ongoing combat operations by Army troops on the ground against communist rebels.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100911hed6.html

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