Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A Bel 142 helicopter carrying several Malacanang executives were reported missing after taking off from Baguio City's Loakan airport. The helicopter took off from at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr 7, for a 30-minute flight to Banawe as advance party for Mrs. Arroyo. President Arroyo who is spending her Holy Week in Baguio City was scheduled to inspect the Halsema Highway on April 8, Wednesday. Passengers of the missing helicopter were Press Undersecretary Jose Capadocia, Pres. Arroyo’s senior military aide Brig. Gen. Carlos Clet, Appointments Secretary Malou Frostrom and two pilots.
Recent Updates: 04/08 - Helicopter is confirmed to have crashed causing death; US sends helicopter to help in rescue efforts. See regular updates in Google News.