Local airlines' accommodation of crash victims' relatives and PAF personnel appreciated
Philippine Air Force extends its appreciation to Air Asia, PAL and Cebu Pacific
MANILA – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) said they have brought the remains of 11 of the 12 fatalities in the C-130 crash in Sulu to their respective residences. The identity of the last one fatality has yet to be established.
In a statement, the PAF said they have already released financial assistance to the fatalities’ next of kin and injured. They also vowed to facilitate the processing for the injured soldiers’ benefits.
They also expressed their gratitude to the managements of Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Air Lines for providing free flight accommodation for the bereaved families and Air Force personnel.
In a related development, government probers said they have already recovered the black box and will be sent soonest to the United States of America for data analysis.
The PAF and the Armed Forces of the Philippines will continue to identify the remains of the fatalities so they could be properly given the proper respects and for their nearest of kin to accord their loved ones the honor prior to the interment.
The statement disclosed the PAF and the AFP will extend the necessary support and assistance to the injured personnel, along with the necessary benefits to their respective dependents. (Melo M. Acuña)
Rescuers rush to the crash site in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday afternoon. (AFP Photo)