Fri. Jul 30th, 2021

MANILA — Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa was rushed to a nearby hospital Thursday morning after his service chopper crashed in San Pedro, Laguna.

Immediately after the incident, Gamboa was rushed to Westlake Medical City in San Pedro together with PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, two pilots and other passengers.

According to reports, Gamboa was conscious when he was taken out of the helicopter which immediately caught fire after the crash, radio dzBB reported.

The PNP chief and other police officials were visiting a new impounding area of the Highway Patrol Group prior to the incident, according to a report from News5.

The helicopter was just taking off when it got caught up with electric wires on which the pilot may have missed as the area was accordingly dusty and had zero visibility.

It was then that the crashed into Laperal Compound in San Pedro. (iamigo/

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