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Engine trouble caused Air Force chopper crash – AFP

December 7, 2013 7:38pm

The emergency crash landing by a Philippine Air Force helicopter delivering Yolanda aid on Friday afternoon was caused by an engine problem, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.
 
However, the AFP has not yet specified what caused the engine to malfunction, according to a report on GMA's "Balitanghali" aired on Saturday.
 
Eight people were injured in the crash, including the pilot and two employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

They were brought to Burauen District Hospital for treatment.
 
 
The helicopter was en route to a relief operation when it had to perform an emergency landing near La Paz, Leyte, the report said. 
 
Authorities are also looking at the possibility that the pilot was overworked.
 
Leyte was among the provinces worst hit by super typhoon Yolanda which ravaged the Philippines on November 8, claiming at least 5,796 lives based on the latest figures of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. — Drei Medina/JDS, GMA News




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