Plane crashes in Philippines with 85 passengers on board. A military plane has crashed in the Philippines. The plane had 85 passengers. AFP confirmed the information on Sunday (July 4th), citing the country’s military.
The C-130 aircraft caught fire, said General Cyrilito Sobezana, the army’s chief of staff. Fifteen people were immediately rescued.
He said rescuers were at the scene. We are praying for the victims.
The NDTV report said the riders had all completed military training. They were deployed on an island as part of a joint task force to fight militants in Muslim-majority countries.
The Southern Philippines has a large military presence. There were kidnappings, ransoms demanded after the abductions from the militant groups.
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