The helicopter of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa crashed shortly after takeoff in San Pedro, Laguna.
The PNP chief was conscious when he was recovered from the burning chopper together with other companions to include a two-star general. Gamboa was immediately brought to the hospital.
The PNP chief was in San Pedro to inspect impounded vehicles.
Based on initial reports from the crash site, the chopper, bound for Calamba, Laguna, got tangled with power lines after takeoff.
Gamboa was scheduled for a command conference with top officials in Laguna.