Helicopter crash

07choppercrashThe Sokol helicopter carrying 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and his staff crashes just outside the perimeter fence of  the 103rd infantry Brigade headquarters in Kampo Ranao, Marawi City at about 2:30 PM Thursday (August 7) three minutes after takeoff. The chopper was bound for Laguindingan International Airport in Laguindingan , Misamis Oriental (near Cagayan de Oro City)  and was supposed to tail another one that was carrying Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla and Defense Secretary Votaire Gazmin. MindaNews photo by Richel V. Umel