A Philippine Air Force North American OV-10C Bronco Light attack and observation aircraft crashes into the sea during landing at Sangley Point NAS
Air Force spokesperson Maj. Aris Galang said an OV-10 aircraft encountered problems prior to its landing at the Sangley Point Airport.
The two pilots were rescued by local fishermen and were brought to the Major Danilo Atienza Air Base Hospital.
Both sustained minor injuries including contusions and muscle soreness.
“Security elements were dispatched to secure the aircraft and recovery efforts are ongoing.
The Investigation Team was already activated to conduct a thorough investigation of the mishap,” Galang said in a statement.
The Philippine Air Force received 24 OV-10As from U.S. stocks in 1991, later followed by a further nine from the United States, and eight ex-Thai Air Force OV-10Cs in 2003–2004.
The OV-10s are operated by the 16th Attack Squadron and 25th Composite Attack Squadron of the 15th Strike Wing, based in Sangley Point, Cavite.
The PAF flies Broncos on search-and-rescue and COIN operations in various parts of the Philippines. This squadron flew anti-terrorist operations in the Jolo Islands.