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Philippine air force chopper crashes while landing

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Manila Muharram 25 1437 Nov 7 2015 SPA -- A Philippine air force helicopter crashed on Saturday
while on a medical evacuation mission in a southern province
injuring nine people on board dpa cited the military as saying.

The UH-1D chopper was about to land when it was buffeted by strong
winds causing it to crash in Malapatan town in Sarangani province
1068 kilometres south of manila.

The chopper was on its way to pick up five army troopers wounded in a
clash with communist rebels in the area said Lieutenant General
Aurelio Balabad a regional military commander.

10:47 LOCAL TIME 07:47 GMT

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