A HELICOPTER on a humanitarian mission crashed int

first_imgA HELICOPTER on a humanitarian mission crashed into the Manila Bay several kilometers off Bulacan yesterday afternoon. The pilot and a passenger were rescued by US Marines.“We were on our way to Manila from Tacloban when the chopper had a mayday call. So we informed Villamor that we will delay our landing to rescue those inside the chopper,” Major Jason Kaufmann, pilot of the US Marine C-130 aircraft, told Inquirer.net in a phone interview.ADVERTISEMENT PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal LATEST STORIEScenter_img Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Kaufmann said the two occupants of the chopper were uninjured.MORE STORIESnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopeMORE STORIESnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopePhilippine Air Force spokesman Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol clarified that the chopper that crashed was a private one and not from the military. /InquirerRead Next Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments The chopper crashed four miles from the Hagonoy shoreline and the two survivors swam for help.“They still had their radios and we were able to maintain contact with them. We flew our C-130 very low, at 200 feet above the waters and we deployed our rafts,” Kaufmann said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeHe added that they informed Villamor Air Base of the location of the chopper crash and the survivors so they could be rescued, adding that they had no flotation gear.Local fishermen on a fishing boat, meanwhile, were able to rescue the survivors about 30 minutes after the rafts were deployed. Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th timelast_img read more