Air Force grounds Sokol choppers after helicopter crash landing in Tarlac

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2018 02:49 PM

Air Force grounds Sokol choppers after helicopter crash landing in Tarlac 1
The area in Tarlac where a Sokol helicopter crash-landed Thursday. Photo from Sen. Ralph Recto's office

MANILA- The Philippine Air Force said Friday it has grounded all of its Sokol helicopters after a chopper carrying a lawmaker crash-landed in Tarlac.

Air Force spokesperson Major Aristides Galang said the move is only a precautionary measure while investigation is ongoing.

COOP-NATCCO party-list Rep. Anthony Bravo was injured Thursday after the Sokol helicopter he was riding crash-landed in Crow Valley, Tarlac.

The helicopter pilot meanwhile obtained a head injury while a crew member broke his arm.

The military assured Friday that injured persons are not in critical condition.

-report from Johnson Manabat, ABS-CBN News