46 Air Force aircraft on alert

With Typhoon “Lando” now expected to batter parts of Central and Northern Luzon, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has alerted 46 aircraft for possible relief and rescue missions.

Col. Enrico Canaya, PAF spokesman, said this can be broken down into 14 rescue helicopters, 27 combat utility helicopters and five airlift aircraft.

This includes the 505th Search-and-Rescue Group and all PAF disaster response teams.

“PAF maintains a total of 14 rescue helicopters, 27 utility helicopters and five airlift aircraft deployed all over the country that may be utilized for humanitarian and disaster response operations when needed,” Canaya said.