In this photo, Philippine air force personnel stand next to SPYDER Philippines Air Defense System SPADS on display during the 87th anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, at the military headquarters in Quezon City in suburban Manila. A Philippine Air Force plane crash-landed in Bataan province during a flight training on Wednesday, a military official said. PHOTO AFP MANILA A Philippine Air Force PAF plane crash-landed in Bataan province during a training flight on Wednesday, a military official said.
PAF spokeswoman Ma Consuelo Castillo said that an SF 260 aircraft with two pilots aboard went down around 10: 34 am local time in Bataan province, west of Manila.
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Castillo said the plane took off at around 9: 59 am local time from a military base in Sangley Point in Cavite province. She said the aircraft was one of the PAF's attack planes under the 15th Strike Wing.
She said that they lost track of the plane more than 30 minutes into their flight.
Castillo did not know whether the two pilots were killed in the accident or not.
Local radio DZBB said the plane's wreckage was found in Pilar town in Bataan with the bodies of the two pilots, which looked lifeless.
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