MANILA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers were killed and another injured in a helicopter crash at 8:20 a.m. Saturday in Sulu province of southern Philippines, the military said.
The aircraft experienced lost of engine power when it performed the second sortie of a series of supply mission, and the pilots made an emergency landing at Camp Baladad, at Mt. Sinumaan, Patikul town in Sulu Province, said Randolph Cabangbang, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
But, the aircraft hit hard on the ground and rolled down from a hill. Initial information gathered from the accident site revealed that the aircraft was totally wrecked.
There were four persons on board when the accident took place. Three of them died on the spot and the other one, the co-pilot, was rescued, Cabangbang said.
Investigation is underway.