Philippine Military Plane Carrying 85 People Crashes; 40 Rescued

A Philippine military plane carrying at least 85 people has crashed in the southern part of the country on Sunday, the chief of the armed forces reported.

As of now, 40 people have been rescued, and a search and rescue mission has already started in the area to save the remaining people on the plane.

“Responders are at the site now, we are praying we can save more lives,” Sobejana said.

This C-130 crashed in Southern Philippines as it tried to land on Jolo island in Sulu province but missed the runway, General Cirilito Sobejana said.

The majority of the passengers on the plane were recent graduates of basic military training and were being transported for deployment to the island as a part of a joint task force fighting terrorism in the Muslim-majority region.