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
Secretary
Department of National Defense