ທະຫານຂອງກອງທັບຟີລິບປິນໄດ້ພົບເຫັນຜູ້ເສຍຊີວິດ 5 ຄົນ ສຸດທ້າຍຈາກອຸປະຕິເຫດເຮືອບິນຂົນສົ່ງຕົກຢູ່ພາກໃຕ້ຂອງປະເທດ ຊຶ່ງເຮັດໃຫ້ຈຳນວນຜູ້ເສຍຊີວິດເພີ່ມຂຶ້ນເປັນ 50 ຄົນ ຢູ່ໃນໄພພິບັດທາງອາກາດທີ່ຮ້າຍແຮງທີ່ສຸດຂອງກອງທັບ, ອີງຕາມພວກເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ກ່າວໃນວັນຈັນມື້ນີ້ຢູ່ໃນລາຍງານຂອງອົງການຂ່າວເອພີ (AP).
ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ທະຫານກ່າວວ່າ ເຮືອບິນລອກຮີດ ຊີ-130 ເຮີຄູເລັສ (Lockheed C-130 Hercules) ກຳລັງບັນທຸກທະຫານ 96 ຄົນ ຊຶ່ງສ່ວນໃຫຍ່ແມ່ນກຳລັງ ສູ້ລົບໃນເວລາທີ່ມັນລົງ ພາດທາງແລ່ນໃນຂະນະທີ່ກໍາລັງລົງຈອດສະໜາມບິນໂຮໂລ (Jolo) ໃນແຂວງຊູລູ (Sulu) ໃນວັນອາທິດວານນີ້, ອີງຕາມການບອກເລົ່າຂອງກອງທັບ. ມັນແລ່ນເຂົ້າໄປໃນປ່າພ້າວຢູ່ນອກສະໜາມບິນ ແລະໄດ້ເກີດໄຟລຸກຂຶ້ນ ໃນເວລາທີ່ເກີດໄພພິບັດຕອນທ່ຽງທີ່ພວກທະຫານ ແລະຊາວບ້ານໄດ້ເຫັນຢ່າງໜ້າສະຫຍອງຂວັນ.
ທະຫານ, ຕຳຫຼວດ ແລະເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ດັບເພີງໄດ້ຊ່ວຍກູ້ຊີວິດຂອງທະຫານ 49 ຄົນໄວ້ໄດ້, ໃນນັ້ນມີສອງສາມຄົນທີ່ໂດດລົງຈາກເຮືອບິນກ່ອນທີ່ມັນຈະລະເບີດ ແລະຖືກໄຟໄໝ້. ທະຫານກ່າວວ່າ 7 ຄົນຢູ່ເທິງພື້ນດິນໄດ້ຖືກສິ້ນສ່ວນຂອງເຮືອບິນ ແລະຊາກຫັກພັງຟົ້ງໄປຖືກ, ແລະ 3 ຄົນໃນນັ້ນໄດ້ເສຍຊີວິດໄປ.
ເຮືອບິນເຮືອບິນລອກຮີດ ຊີ-130 ເຮີຄູເລັສ (Lockheed C-130 Hercules) ແມ່ນນຶ່ງໃນເຮືອບິນສອງລໍາ ທີ່ກອງທັບອາກາດສະຫະລັດສ້ອມແປງໃໝ່ ທີ່ໄດ້ມອບໃຫ້ແກ່ຟີລິບປິນ, ພັນທະມິດໃນສັນຍາເກົ່າແກ່ທີ່ສຸດຂອງວໍຊິງຕັນໃນຂົງ ເຂດເອເຊຍ ໂດຍທີ່ເປັນສ່ວນນຶ່ງຂອງການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອດ້ານການທະຫານໃນປີນີ້.
ກ່ອນໜ້ານີ້ເຮືອບິນລຳດັ່ງກ່າວໄດ້ນຳເອົານາຍພົນສອງດາວ ໂຣມິໂອ ບຣາວເນີ ຈູເນຍ (Romeo Brawner Jr) ພ້ອມກັບພັນລະຍາ ແລະລູກສາມຄົນຂອງທ່ານ ອອກຈາກນະຄອນຫລວງມະນີລາ ໄປຫາເມືອງຄາກາແຢນ ເດິ ອໍໂຣ (Cagayan de Oro) ທາງພາກໃຕ້ຂອງປະເທດ ບ່ອນທີ່ທ່ານໄດ້ມີກໍານົດຈະເລີ້ມເປັນຜູ້ບັນຊາການທະຫານຄົນໃໝ່ ປະຈໍາຂົງເຂດນັ້ນ ໃນວັນຈັນມື້ນີ້.
Philippine military's worst air disaster kills 50, wounds 49
Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south, raising the death toll to 50 in the military's worst air disaster
Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south, raising the death toll to 50 in the military's worst air disaster, officials said Monday.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was carrying 96 mostly combat troops when it overshot the runway while landing Sunday at the Jolo airport in Sulu province, military officials said. It slammed into a coconut grove beyond the airport and burst into flames in a noontime disaster witnessed by horrified soldiers and villagers.
Troops, police and firefighters rescued 49 military personnel, including a few who jumped off the aircraft before it exploded and was gutted by fire. Seven people on the ground were hit by aircraft parts and debris, and three of them died, the military said.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was one of two refurbished U.S. Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines, Washington's oldest treaty ally in Asia, as part of military assistance this year.
The aircraft earlier had carried two-star Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., his wife and three children from Manila to southern Cagayan de Oro city, where he's set to become the new military regional commander on Monday.
Those who boarded the C-130 in Cagayan de Oro for the flight to Sulu were army troops, many of them newly trained recruits, to be deployed in the battle against Abu Sayyaf militants in the south.
Brawner was stunned to learn the plane he'd just flown on had crashed. “We're very thankful that we were spared, but extremely sad that so many lost their lives,” Brawner told The Associated Press.
A video taken by troops showed the aircraft landing in clear weather then vanishing beyond the airport. “It vanished, it vanished,” one soldier exclaims. Dark gray smoke later billowed from the crash site in a wooded area as the troops, yell, “It fell, it fell” and let off curses in horror.
“They were supposed to join us in our fight against terrorism,” Sulu military commander Maj. Gen. William Gonzales said. Government forces have been battling Abu Sayyaf militants in the predominantly Muslim province of Sulu for decades.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash and investigators were looking for the C-130's black boxes containing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders.
Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan said it was unlikely that the aircraft took hostile fire. Military chief of staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana told reporters Sunday that “the plane missed the runway and it was trying to regain power but failed and crashed.”
An air force official told The AP that the Jolo runway is shorter than most others in the country, making it more difficult for pilots to adjust if an aircraft misses the landing spot. The official, who has flown military aircraft to and from Jolo several times, spoke on condition of anonymity because of a lack of authority to speak publicly.
President Rodrigo Duterte expanded the military presence in Sulu to a full division in late 2018, deploying hundreds of additional troops, air force aircraft and other combat equipment after vowing to wipe out Abu Sayyaf. The small but brutal group has been blacklisted by the U.S. and the Philippines as a terrorist organization for ransom kidnappings, bombings and beheadings.
Before Sunday, the Philippine air force's deadliest disaster was a crash in a rice field north of Manila in 1971 that killed 40 military personnel, military historian Jose Custodio said.
A recently delivered S-701 Blackhawk helicopter crashed more than a week ago near Clark freeport, a former U.S. air base, killing all six air force personnel on board.
The Philippine government has struggled for years to modernize its military, one of Asia's least equipped, as it dealt with decades-long Muslim and communist insurgencies and territorial rifts with China and other claimant countries in the South China Sea.