Helicopter Carrying PNP Chief Crashes in Laguna

A helicopter carrying Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa and seven others, including other top PNP officials, crashed in San Pedro, Laguna, on Thursday, March 5.

Gamboa sustained minor injuries, but two other police generals with him were in “critical condition,” said Police Major General Benigno Durana.

Gamboa was scheduled for a conference with top police officials in Calamba, Laguna on Thursday morning, but he first went to San Pedro to inspect impounded vehicles.

When the chopper took off, dust flew and created a thick cloud of dust that affected the visibility in the area. This caused the aircraft to get entangled in a power line and forced it to crash.

Gamboa was seen conscious as he was ferried out of the crash site. He reportedly made a thumbs-up sign and said he was okay as he was being brought out of the chopper.

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