The death toll in the Philippine military plane in the southwest of the country rose to 50 after troops rescued the last five bodies from the crash.
Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 Hercules overshot the runway while landing at Jolo airport in Philippines’ Sulu province on Sunday. It slammed into a coconut grove beyond the airport and burst into flames and caught fire.
Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that more than 90 personnel were on board the plane, including three pilots and five crew.
Troops, police and firefighters rescued 49 military personnel, including a few who jumped off the aircraft before it exploded and was gutted by fire. Seven people on the ground were hit by aircraft parts and debris, and three of them died, the military said.