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Medical helicopter missing with 5 aboard


A helicopter carrying five people, including a hospital patient and a nurse, went missing in a western Philippine province on Wednesday and an air and sea search has been launched, civil aviation officials said.

The helicopter, carrying a pilot, the patient, two companions and a nurse, was flying to a hospital in Brooke’s Point in Palawan from another town in the island province when it went missing, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippine­s said.

All those aboard are Filipino except for the nurse, who is American, said Eric Apolonio, the aviation agency’s spokespers­on.

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