A team has been activated to conduct a thorough investigation into the crash of an OV-10 aircraft into waters off Sangley Point in Cavite, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) said Saturday.
According to PAF spokesman Major Aristedes Galang, OV-10 aircraft #402 encountered a mishap while turning crosswind for landing on runway 25 of Sangley Point Airport during the scheduled proficiency flight on Friday.
The two pilots identified as 1st Lt. Uriel Pangket and 1st Lt. Razelle Cerdenia were safely ejected and were recovered by local fishermen 2.5 kilometers from the shoreline of Rosario, Cavite.
Galang said the pilots, who were brought to a hospital in Sangley Point, are both fine except for some bruises, contusions and soarness of muscles.
Galang added that security elements were dispatched to secure the aircraft and recovery efforts are ongoing.
At the same time, an investigation team has been activated to conduct a thorough investigation of the mishap. — Margaret Claire Layug/MDM, GMA News