“Material, human and environmental factors” caused the crash of the C-130 in Sulu

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines state that, based on the investigators’ report, “no factor can be attributed to a single factor that exclusively caused the accident”

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Thursday (September 2nd) that “a combination of several factors” caused the C-130 plane to crash in Sulu in July.

“The Philippine Armed Forces have concluded that a combination of several factors caused the unfortunate crash of two of its planes in June and July of this year,” AFP said in a statement.

“Material, human and environmental factors were determined by the Philippine Air Force Plane Crash Investigation Bureau as the cause of the unfortunate C-130 crash in Sulu,” a- he added.

AFP said based on the investigators’ report, “no factor can be attributed to the sole cause of the accident.”

“This was most likely due to real or perceived material factors, and induced human factors that were made worse by local and environmental conditions. The aircraft component, environmental conditions, and crew response were affected. led to an irrecoverable stall in a critical phase of the aircraft’s operation, ”he said.

AFP has yet to release the full copy of the investigative team’s report.

On July 4, a C-130 Hercules plane crashed in the town of Patikul in Sulu, killing at least 53 people, including 50 soldiers. It took the military nearly two months to identify the 50 servicemen who perished in the crash.

AFP published the outcome of the plane crash investigation a day after lawmakers raised military air crashes during a House hearing on the Defense Ministry’s budget.

The July 2021 C-130 Sulu crash is considered the army’s worst air disaster.

In June, a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Tarlac, killing six crew members. – Rappler.com


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