The Philippine Air Force (PAF) released the names of soldiers who died in the helicopter crash in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal, yesterday, May 4.
The soldiers were identified as Captain Christian Paul T Litan, Pilot-in-command, 30 years old from Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas; Staff Sergeant Byron T. Tolosa, Crew Chief, 38 years old, from Barangay Villamor, Pasay City; and Airman First Class Joseph C . De Leon, gunner, 30 years old, from Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Meanwhile, first lieutenant Ceazar M. Rinas PAF the command pilot, 27 years old, from General Trias City, Cavite got injured and now in stable condition.
PAF Commanding General, LTGen. Edgar R Fallorina AFP ordered further investigation and assessment on the said incident.