Statement on the PAF S-70i Blackhawk crash
24 June 2021
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     We at the Department of National Defense extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the three pilots and three airmen of an S-70i Blackhawk helicopter of the Philippine Air Force who perished when their plane crashed in the vicinity of Crow Valley near Clark Air Base, Pampanga, after undertaking a night proficiency flight on Wednesday evening, June 23. 

     In the meantime, the entire Blackhawk fleet are grounded while the incident is being investigated. 



Delfin N. Lorenzana
Department of National Defense