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MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« on: April 24, 2006, 12:27:17 AM »
from the ABS-CBN News website:

PAF chopper crash-lands in Bulacan


A military helicopter was damaged after a forced landing in Barangay Alagao, San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Monday afternoon, ABS-CBN News learned.

Lt. Col. Restituto Padilla, Philippine Air Force spokesman, said an MG 520 helicopter was on an escort mission when it experienced engine trouble. The aircraft was forced to land abruptly at Barangay Alagao around 1:15 p.m.

Padilla said helicopter pilot Fernando Ventura, a co-pilot and a passenger were unhurt in the incident. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 02:05:11 AM »
(UPDATE) AN AIR Force helicopter crash landed in San Ildefonso town, Bulacan province, some 55 kilometers north of Manila on Monday, officials said.
While the MG 520 chopper was wrecked, all three on board were unhurt: Captain Sernando Ventura, the pilot; Captain Marvin Santiago, the co-pilot; and a certain Sergeant Vinluan, the crew chief, Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Restituto Padilla said.

The ill-fated aircraft was escorting a UH-1H Huey helicopter when it crash-landed in the vicinity of Alagao village at around 12:45 p.m., Padilla said.

"The aircraft apparently encountered trouble while in flight and we are still investigating the incident to determine the cause," he said.

As a standard operating procedure, all MG 520 helicopters have been grounded pending the results of the investigation into the incident, Air Force deputy spokesman Major Augusto dela Peña said.

The Air Force has 24 MG 520 units, of which about 20 are operational, he said.
also operates about 40 UH-1H Huey Vietnam War-vintage helicopters.

The military uses the MG 520 mainly for internal security operations.
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 10:26:07 AM »



http://news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=2&story_id=73569


PAF helicopter wrecked after emergency landing, no injuries
First posted 03:14pm (Mla time) April 24, 2006
By Volt Contreras, Joel Francis Guinto
INQ7.net, Associated Press, Inquirer


AN AIR Force helicopter crash-landed in San Ildefonso town, Bulacan province, some 55 kilometers north of Manila on Monday, officials said.

While the MG 520 chopper was wrecked, all three on board were unhurt: Captain Sernando Ventura, the pilot; Captain Marvin Santiago, the co-pilot; and Sergeant Darwin Vintuan, the crew chief, Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Restituto Padilla said.

Major Augusto De la Peña, assistant director for the media, however, identified the men as as Captain Fernando Ventura, the pilot; First Lieutenant Marvin Santiago, the co-pilot; and Sergeant Darwin Vintuan.

The ill-fated aircraft was escorting a UH-1H Huey helicopter when it crash-landed in the vicinity of Alagao village at around 12:45 p.m., Padilla said.

"The aircraft apparently encountered trouble while in flight and we are still investigating the incident to determine the cause," he said.

The two choppers took off from Fort Magsaysay in Laur, Nueva Ecija, on a rescue mission involving a capsized boat carrying Army troops, according to De la Peña.

As a standard operating procedure, all MG 520 helicopters have been grounded pending the results of the investigation into the incident, Dela Peña said.

The ill-fated chopper was part of the 24 Defenders acquired by the Air Forces in 1990 under the United States foreign military assistance program, De La Peña said. A versatile aircraft, a Defender cost around 1.3 million dollars each at the time, he recalled.

Until Monday’s mishap, 17 of those 24 units were in operation under the 15th Strike Wing, he added.

The Air Force also operates about 40 UH-1H Huey Vietnam War-vintage helicopters.

The military uses the MG 520 mainly for internal security operations.


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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 03:55:55 PM »
This will be acceptable if it's several UH-1H's in the livery of the VIP squadron and the casualty list includes GMA and her cronies, most of the opposition and the Magdalo...

...oh I almost forgot! Shucks! Gen. Garcia should be at ground zero when those choppers hit the ground.  :grin:
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 04:09:47 PM »
Can it be repaired? Its a big lost when the PAF loses even one aircraft.
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 04:10:57 PM »
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2006/apr/25/yehey/prov/20060425pro5.html

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Military helicopter on a rescue mission crashes

A Philippine military helicopter slammed into a mountainside Monday during an emergency landing, in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, but all three crewmen survived the crash, the Air Force said.

The US-made McDonnell Douglas 520MG suffered an unspecified malfunction while escorting another military aircraft on a search and rescue mission.

The helicopter crashed 55 kilometers north of Manila.
“It apparently encountered trouble while in flight and we are still investigating the incident,” the Air Force deputy spokesman, Maj. Augusto de la Pena, said.

The crash occurred while the two aircraft were on their way to fetch and transport a rescue team to an island in northeastern Luzon to search for a missing boat.

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 06:48:46 AM »
I hope we have some more airframes to replace this.

At least the crew survived.  :?

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 11:13:56 PM »
If di natalaga ma repair yung aircraft, pwede naman ata cguro ma salvage yung mga parts for spare....

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006, 04:38:07 AM »
I wonder if these equipment are insured? Its an expensive piece of hardware surely if you are a wise owner you should insure it.
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 12:42:14 AM »
Insurance? Mga Sir, Meron ba insurance company na gustong mag insure ng mga ground vehicles and aircraft ng AFP??? Para kasing suicide sa companya yan........What kind of company would like to insure a high risk customer? But on the other side, IF meron, eh di maganda!!! Imagine if we lost one or two of our armor and air assets, we don't have to worry about replacements hehehehe!!!!!

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 01:25:55 PM »
I don't think military equiptments can be insured. Think of it as a life insurance, the policy does not cover an individual if he is going to a place where war is going on, it doe not even cover a person if he dies from an accident or crash from a non civilian carrier   

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006, 04:45:22 PM »
Look on the bright side.  We have the most CRASH TRAINED aviators in the whole world.

We even award them post humously for steering the aircraft in the last minute.

snicker..
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2006, 09:03:38 AM »
Look on the bright side.  We have the most CRASH TRAINED aviators in the whole world.

We even award them post humously for steering the aircraft in the last minute.

snicker..

Actually, engine failures of the type the MDH experienced here should have been recoverable (ie, they should have landed the helo in one piece).  The fact that they didnt means that they lack training in one of the most basic of helicopter skills - autorotation. 

The ground is flat, they had the time to recover but yet the helo broke it's tail and skids- this means that they pulled the collective too soon, didnt time it right and flared too high.

This is not the first time the PAF has experienced this result from an engine failure (same type of a/c, same accident in Balikatan a few years back, same result). 

We need to invest in more training for our pilots, more flight training, more simulator training to make autorotations second nature, so we dont lose more pilots and more aircraft to recoverable accidents.
Read up on autorotation here.  It can be done properly and these accidents dont have to be such a big deal. 

http://www.copters.com/pilot/autorotation.html
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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2006, 02:08:44 PM »
Look on the bright side.  We have the most CRASH TRAINED aviators in the whole world.

We even award them post humously for steering the aircraft in the last minute.

snicker..

Even the media downplayed the severity of the crash... Heavily damaged?!?! How can you say it's heavily damaged??! The tail's gone!! :D

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Re: MD-520 crashlands in Bulacan
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2006, 11:15:12 PM »
but comrade Manokski, shouldn't we pay attention to the fact that attrition in the PAF or any other branch of the AFP isn't caused by hostile fire but due to mechanical or engine failure? we lose more lives to engine trouble than to shots coming from enemy forces or even terrorists! :rolleyes:
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