Timeline of C-130 plane that crashed in Sulu


Posted at Jul 05 2021 10:25 PM

Timeline of C-130 plane that crashed in Sulu 1
The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, with registration 5125 and acquired by the Philippines from the United States early this year, crashed in Sulu on July 4, 2021, killing at least 50 people, mostly soldiers, and wounding over 50 others. Photo courtesy of Joint Task Force - Sulu

MANILA — The Philippine military on Monday said the Hercules C-130 transport plane with registration 5125 that crashed in Sulu on Sunday may not have been brand new but was "air worthy."

Based on initial information, the aircraft overshot the runway at Jolo airport then crashed into Patikul.

The plane, with registration 5125, arrived in the Philippines early this year.

The following is a short timeline of the C-130 5125:

The transport aircraft was received through a grant from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, according to the Philippines' defense department.

It was the first of two C-130 Hercules aircraft — which cost P2.5 billion — that will be acquired by the Philippines. Of the P2.5 billion, Manila will only pay P1.6 billion and the rest will be covered by Washington.

—With a report from Reuters


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