LUCENA City -- Search operation for a private chopper, feared to have crashed after it went missing on Monday, is still in progress.
The four-seater chopper owned by MacroAsia was about to fetch the rescue team, who, along with Philippine Coast Guard divers, retrieved the bodies of six dead construction workers.
Gen. Nakar police commander Senior Insp. Leonardo Suaverdez identified the chopper pilots as retired Col. Miguel Logronio and Jay Gregorio.
He said the chopper took off from its hangar in Pasay City and landed at the MWSS compound at Bgy. Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan, at around 11:20 a.m.
At exactly 12 noon, Suaverdez said the chopper flew to Gen. Nakar town to fetch the rescue team at Sumag River but failed to reach the target area.
Lt. Col. Ramil Anoyo, commander of the Army's 48th Infantry Battalion, said a rescue operation was immediately launched by the military,
But its not yet clear whether the chopper got lost in Quezon or Bulacan area.