Mar Roxas helicopter convoy crashes in Marawi City, 2 injured

Sec. Mar Roxas wrote on twitter “thanks for the concern everyone. Volts and I are safe. We were not in the chopper that was reported to have crashed”.

A military helicopter reportedly carrying the staff of interior secretary Mar Roxas crashes on its way to Cagayan de Oro from Marawi City - see the photos.

Helicopter Crash in Marawi, Mar Roxas is Safe & 2 injured 08_07_2014_02
Image Credit Philippine Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade



Helicopter Crash in Marawi, Mar Roxas is Safe & 2 injured 08_07_2014_01
Image Credit Philippine Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade

In a report of inquirer.net A Sokol helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashed in Marawi City on Thursday afternoon, the military said.

The chopper carrying 11 people was part of the aircraft convoy of Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla. The Cabinet officials were on a separate chopper.

Army’s First Infantry Division spokesperson Captain Franco Suelto said two were hurt from the incident – a gunner of the chopper identified as Staff Sergeant Darius Valdes of the Air Force and a civilian identified as Santiago Savedra.

On August 2014 former Secretary Jesse Robredo died in the plane crush on Masbate.

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