Flight information recovered for crashed C-130 transport plane on the island of Jolo after lacking the runway, killing 52 folks.
Philippine authorities have retrieved a black field from an Air Power aircraft that crashed throughout the weekend, killing greater than 50 folks, Army Chief Cirilito Sobejana advised Reuters information company on Tuesday.
The pilot in command, who had a number of years of expertise flying a C-130 plane, was amongst those that died within the crash on Jolo Island, Sobejana mentioned by phone.
The navy chief mentioned a black field was retrieved on Monday and will allow investigators to hearken to the conversations of the pilots and crew earlier than the aircraft crashed.
“I spoke to the survivors they usually mentioned the aircraft bounced two to 3 instances and zig-zagged. The pilot tried to regain energy as a result of he needed to carry the aircraft however it was too late. The precise wing hit a tree,” he mentioned.
Sobejana mentioned nobody jumped from the plane earlier than it crashed. There had been earlier accounts from witnesses that some passengers had tried to leap to security earlier than the plane struck the bottom.
He mentioned the entrance of the plane was sliced open and a few of the troopers took benefit of the opening to flee. However those that have been unconscious have been unable to get out and the aircraft burst into flames.
The Lockheed C-130 transport plane was carrying troops certain for counterinsurgency operations within the southern Philippines when it crashed with 96 folks on board.
The dying toll rose on Monday to 52, together with three civilians on the bottom, after two of the 49 troopers damage within the crash succumbed to their accidents, the defence ministry mentioned.
Army spokesman Edgard Arevalo mentioned the aircraft was in “excellent situation” and had 11,000 flying hours remaining earlier than its subsequent upkeep was due.