A Philippine Air Force transport aircraft carrying 85 passengers and 7 crew members has crashed while attempting to land on the Island of Jolo, Phillipines.
The C-130 aircraft was transporting troops from Cagayan de Oro City on Mindanao island to Jolo when it crashed around 11:30 a.m. local time (11:30 p.m. ET).in Patikul in Sulu.
According to Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief General Cirilito Sobejana, at least 40 people have been rescued and 17 bodies have been recovered. Rescue and fire suppression are on-going
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