PAF chopper makes emergency landing in NegOcc

MANILA -- A Philippine Air Force (PAF) Huey combat utility helicopter made an emergency landing after suffering some electrical problems while on a routine mission in Negros Occidental Thursday afternoon.

Maj. Aristides Galang, PAF spokesperson, said the UH-1 helicopter, with tail number 516, was conducting its assigned mission when it encountered electrical problems, prompting pilots to land at the highway between Hinigan and Binalbagan, Negros Occidental past noon.

"Pilots decided to perform the said landing to check and correct such discrepancy as a standard procedure for safety," he said.

Both aircraft and crew returned to their base in the province after fixing the problem, Galang added.

The PAF operates 30 to 40 units of the Huey helicopters for transport, supply and medical evacuation missions.

Source: Philippine News Agency