MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine specialists requested an examination on Monday into the accident of an Air Force plane that overshot a runway and killed in excess of 50 individuals, including regular people, in the country’s most noticeably terrible military air mishap in almost thirty years.
President Rodrigo Duterte traveled to a tactical camp in the southern city of Zamboanga, where the dead and many harmed were welcomed following the accident on Sunday of a vehicle plane the safeguard service said was in acceptable condition.
“I sympathize with you. I’m just about as dismal as you. What’s more, as president, I am harming the most as a result of lives lost,” Duterte said at a naval force base subsequent to saluting the banner hung caskets.
The C-130 airplanes was conveying as of late graduated soldiers headed for counter-uprising activities in the south and had been attempting to arrive on Jolo island before it slammed and burst into blazes.
With every one of the 96 travelers represented, the loss of life from the accident rose to 52, including three regular citizens, after two of 49 harmed officers surrendered to their wounds on Monday, the guard service said.
Military representative Edgard Arevalo said the plane was in “generally excellent condition” and had 11,000 flying hours staying before its next upkeep was expected.
“We are resolved to discover what truly happened in this exceptionally awful episode, in light of the fact that as indicated by accessible data the airplane followed the predefined conventions,” he told a news gathering.
Agga Ahaddi, a relative of the three regular folks killed, was working at a close by quarry when he saw the plane pummel into his family’s home then, at that point hit another where family members were remaining, prior to blasting data flares.
“At the point when the plane initially smashed, it went through our home,” he said.
The tactical order said troopers were traveling to the Jolo from Laguindingan, around 460 km (290 miles) away, to be conveyed to their regiments.
The military has been battling a long conflict nearby against assailants from the Islamic State-enlivened Abu Sayyaf and different groups.
There was no sign the plane was brought somewhere near guerilla fire, authorities said.
Arevalo guaranteed the public the examination would be straightforward and said specialists were all the while looking for the flight recorders.
Jolo air terminal has a 1,200-meter runway that normally takes regular citizen turboprop flights and some tactical flights, as indicated by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Lockheed airplane had as of late showed up in the Philippines and was one of two given by the U.S. government through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, an administration site said in January.
It cited an Air Force representative as saying the airplane would help ability for hefty transport missions.
The site C-130.net said the plane that slammed had first flown in 1988. The model is a workhorse for military all throughout the planet.
The Philippine military has an inconsistent air wellbeing record. Last month a Black Hawk helicopter smashed during a preparation mission, killing six individuals.
A Philippines Air Force C-130 accident in 1993 killed 30 individuals, while a 2008 mishap of the regular citizen variation of the Lockheed plane killed 11, the Aviation Safety Network says.
The nation’s most noticeably terrible plane accident was that of an Air Philippines Boeing 737 of every 2000, which killed 131 individuals.