Chopper of PNP chief Gamboa crashes in Laguna

PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) confirmed the chopper carrying PNP Chief Archie Gamboa crashes in San Pedro Laguna, Thursday morning.

Chopper of PNP chief Gamboa crashes in Laguna
Chopper of Gamboa crashes in Laguna (Image from DZMM)

HPG said the chief was rushed to the hospital with seven other passengers, including General Ramos, General Magaway, and PNP spokesman General Banac.

According to Colonel Wilson Doromal, Gamboa came from an inspection of impounded carnapped and recovered vehicles in Laguna.

Doromal said the chopper’s landing went well, but when it took off, there was zero visibility due to clouds of dust, and it hit electric wires, causing it to crash.

He also said Gamboa was sitting on the safe side of the chopper and was conscious but dizzy when he was rushed to the hospital.

Chopper of Gamboa crashes in Laguna

The colonel said there no one got injured on the ground even if it crashed in a residential area.

Colonel Doromal said they were not able to details of the passengers’ injuries as they were quickly brought to the ambulance and were rushed to different hospitals.

Archie Francisco “Chie” Feranil Gamboa is a law enforcement official and lawyer who is the 21st Chief of the Philippine National Police.

Gamboa was known for implementing PNP internal cleansing in which several directors, generals, and officers were sacked due to negligence of duty and violations.