PAF trainer plane crashes in Bataan

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MANILA, Philippines—A two-seater trainer plane of the Philippine Air Force crashed in an island in Bataan Friday morning, a military official said.

The two PAF officers on board the Aermacchi SF.260 aircraft when it went down in La Monja island in Mariveles were missing, Lieutenant Colonel Miguel Ernesto Okol said.

The plane, which was on a proficiency flight, took off from Sangley Point at around 6:55 a.m., but failed to return at the expected time, Okol said.

“It was already overdue, so we alerted our search and rescue teams thereafter and dispatched them,” he said.

Okol said search and rescue operations were on-going.

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  • Martin

    Again?  Another one?  Look at these junks America is giving us.  China does not need to shoot down our planes.  Our planes go down by itself.  Now, how can we fight against China?

    • lemmy

       SF260 is not a junk from US. It was purchased brand new and primarily used as trainer aircraft although is is sometimes used as ground attack aircraft against insurgents by the AFP. It is made by  SIAI Marchetti (purchased by Aermacchi) of Italy

  • Lloyd Intalan

    Martin, this plane is not from the US.  It was made in Italy. 

  • junza

    ano ba naman yan… sana naman buhay sila 

  • Will Gozum David

    An American Idol finalist lands in (Samal) Bataan..LOL

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