Lt. Col. Gerardo Zamudio, PAF spokesman, confirmed to ABS-CBN News that Maj. Gen. Mario ‘Butch’ Lacson, commander of the PAF’s 3rd Air Division in Zamboanga City, and 7 other personnel on the plane, were killed in the crash.
The 7 other PAF personnel who died were:
+ Lacson’s staff officer Maj. Prisco Tacoboy;
+ Aide-de-camp 2nd Lt. Alexander Ian Lipae;
+ Sgt. Maria Rose Lamera;
+ Sgt. Ian Mejia;
+ Pilot Captain Gaylord Ordonio;
+ Co-pilot 1st Lt. Angelica Valdez; and
+ Crew chief Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Gozon.
The PAF leadership has already informed the families of the victims about the death of their loved ones.