Navy chopper in search ops force-lands
By Florante S. Solmerin
August 23, 2012
Engine trouble on Tuesday struck a Navy helicopter helping in the search for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, forcing its two pilots to execute an emergency landing at the shoreline in Buenavista village in Donsol, Sorsogon, Navy spokesman Col. Omar Tonsay said.
“It was a precautionary landing. The helicopter had some engine trouble,” Tonsay said.
The chopper was part of the aircraft deployed in the search for Robredo and Jessup Bahinting and Napalese Kshitz Chand, the pilots of the ill-fated Seneca Piper plane that crashed on Saturday off Masbate.
“The two pilots and their passengers were unhurt,” Tonsay said.