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Philippine military plane crashes, 17 dead, 40 rescued


MANILA–A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway Sunday, killing at least 17 military personnel while at least 40 were rescued from the burning wreckage, officials said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing.

“The plane missed the runway and it was trying to regain power but failed and crashed.”

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