By Matthew Roscoe • 25 January 2023 • 7:41
According to initial reports, the Philippine Air Force plane crash in Bataan has killed multiple people.
Local media outlet Inquirer said that the crash had killed the plane’s two pilots.
Citing police, the news outlet wrote: “A Philippine Air Force plane crashed Wednesday morning in Pilar city in Bataan province, killing two pilots.”
The aircraft in question was reportedly a Marchetti SF260, which is normally used as a military training aircraft.
According to eyewitnesses, the aircraft first “descended rapidly” before crashing into a rice field in the Sitio (sub-village) Tabon in Barangay Del Rosario at around 10.42 am.
Police investigator Edgardo Delos Santo told The Associated Press that the bodies of the two pilots were removed from the wreckage after it was confirmed by air force spokesperson Col. Maria Consuelo Castillo that the plane, which was on a training flight, had crashed into a rice field in the Bataan province.
More to follow…
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