2 weeks Sikorsky rescue choppers grounded after fatal Basilan crash Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines---Philippine Air Force (PAF) chief Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes ordered a safety check of all PAF's inventory of Sikorsky S-76A helicopters hours after one crashed on Wednesday (Sept. 16).   "In response to the unfortunate incident, the PAF will be conducting prompt maintenance inspection of all S-76A aircraft as a standard procedure in events such as this," said Lt. Col. Aristides Galang in a statement.   The PAF has two other Sikorsky-76A helicopters in its inventory, he said.   Four Air Force crew members from the 505th Search and Rescue Group were killed after a S-76A air ambulance crashed ... more