Body of missing pilot in Bataan plane crash found

Body of missing pilot in Bataan plane crash found

Cebu : Philippines | Apr 29, 2011 at 1:08 AM PDT
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Skoter re[prt 04/29/11

The body of the missing Philippine Air Force (PAF) pilot killed in a plane crash on April 28, have been finally recovered by , officials said. The plane’s missing co-pilot identified as Capt. Raymond de Leon. PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Miguel Okol said the body was recovered underwater around 7 a.m. Friday.

On April 28, an S-211 plane of the PAF crashed in Banawang village near the Stela Mariz Beach Resort in Bataan, moments after it took off from Clark Air Base around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The aircraft is an old trainer jet of the PAF, being in the service since 1991. There are six other S.211 units but at this time these are grounded while the crash is still on going.

The S-211 trainer jet is an old aircraft of the PAF, being with the air force since 1991, Okol said.

According to him, the PAF still has six other S-211 units but these are grounded while an investigation on the plane crash is still ongoing.

The PAF condoles with the families of Capt. De Leon, combat-ready pilot; and Maj. Ephraim M. Suyom, a PAF instructor pilot, who was earlier reported killed in the incident.

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