Remains of helicopter crash victims recovered – CAAP
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has recovered the remains of the victims of the helicopter crash at the Bulacan-Quezon boundary, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on Tuesday, August 30.
The PAF's 505th rescue group airlifted the remains of Captain Miguel Logronio and aircraft mechanic Jay Gregorio from the crash site in Sitio Macua, Barangay Kabayunan in Doña Remedios town, Bulacan, and brought it to Villamor Air Base in Pasay City at around 11 am Tuesday, CAAP said in an advisory.
Logronio and Gregorio were on a mission to rescue trapped miners at the Sumag diversion tunnel in General Nakar, Quezon, on August 22 when the accident happened, the CAAP said.
The helicopter was an AS350B2, operated by Macroasia Air Taxi Services, with registry number RP-C2688, the CAAP said.
The crash site was first located on August 23, but bad weather hampered the mission to reach the area. The search and rescue team finally reached the site Saturday, August 27. – Rappler.com