SF.260 Listings
Date Updated: Saturday May 14, 2005


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PAF s/n

c/n

ex

last noted, fate

notes

Twenty-seven SF.260MPs were delivered from May 1973 onwards. Most of the survivors were reportedly traded in for SF.260TPs.

15-01 / 601

15-01

 

 

 

15-02 / 602

15-02

 

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-03 / 603

15-03

 

 

 

15-04 / 604

15-04

 

sold 10.87 as C-FCIA

 

15-05 / 605

15-05

 

 

 

15-06 / 606

15-06

 

wreckage at Tanauan (03.95)

 

15-07 / 607

15-07

 

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-08 / 608

15-08

 

 

 

15-09 / 609

15-09

 

sold as N260TS

 

15-10 / 610

15-10

 

w/o 17.12.93

 

15-11 / 611

15-11

 

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-12 / 612

15-12

 

 

 

15-13 / 613

15-13

 

 

 

15-14 / 614

15-14

I-SIEI

 

 

15-15 / 615

15-15

I-SIEE

remains at Manila Aero Club, Pasay

  (03.93)

 

15-16 / 616

15-16

 

wfu (wreckage?) at Tanauan (03.95)

 

15-17 / 617

15-17

I-SIEP

preserved at Phil. Military Academy,

  Baguio (1994, 03.95)

 

15-18 / 618

15-18

 

97

re-engined with Allison 250  06.96, becoming SF.260TP as „Layang 1“

15-19 / 619

15-19

 

 

 

15-20 / 620

15-20

 

wfu (remains?) at Plaridel airfield (89)

 

15-21 / 621

15-21

I-SIER

 

 

15-22 / 622

15-22

I-SIEV

03.79

 

15-23 / 623

15-23

I-SIES

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-24 / 624

15-24

I-SIET

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-25 / 625

15-25

I-SIEZ

 

 

15-26 / 626

15-26

I-SIEQ

 

 

15-27 / 627

15-27

I-SIEJ

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nineteen SF.260WPs acquired. These were withdrawn when SF.260TPs entered service.

Six SF.260WPs were sold to the Burkina Faso AF in 1986. Six SF.260WPs were disposed of by public auction (c/ns reported as 11615, 11917, 12632, 14252, 17033 and 17040).

 

 

 

 

 

15-28 / 628

15-28

I-FILP

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-29 / 629

15-29

I-FILQ

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-30 / 630

15-30

I-FILR

 

 

15-31 / 631

15-31

I-FILT

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

ex Phil. Aerobatic Team 01

15-32 / 632

15-32

I-FILJ

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

ex Phil. Aerobatic Team 02

15-33 / 633

15-33

I-FILC

03.95

 

15-34 / 634

15-34

I-FILD

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

 

15-35 / 635

15-35

I-FILF

preserved at Fernando AB (05.93,

  03.95)

 

15-36 / 636

15-36

I-FILZ

stored at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

15-37 / 637

15-37

I-FILH

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

 

15-38 / 638

15-38

I-FILV

03.79

 

15-39 / 639

15-39

I-FILL

preserved at PAF Museum, Villamor

  AB (06.93, 06.96)

 

15-40 / 640

15-40

I-FILM

 

 

15-41 / 641

15-41

I-FILN

 

 

15-42 / 642

15-42

I-FILB

 

 

15-43 / 643

15-43

I-FILS

 

 

15-44 / 644

15-44

I-FILW

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

 

15-45 / 645

15-45

I-FILY

stored at Fernando AB (01.97, 05.98)

 

15-46 / 646

15-46

I-FILK

sold as OO-HHV(ntu?), then OO-ASP,

  w/o 11.09.77 as such

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-81 / 681

?

 

wreckage at Tanauan (03.95)

???

122

122?

 

stored at Villamor AB 11.80

??? („SF.260ARDC“)

 

 

 

 

 

Eighteen SF.260TPs ordered in Dec 1991 and delivered from c. July 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

29-01 / 701

29-01

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-02 / 702

29-02

 

w/o 12.11.93 (or ??.10.94?)

 

29-03 / 703

29-03

 

11.93, 01.97

 

29-04 / 704

29-04

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-05 / 705

29-05

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-06 / 706

29-06

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-07 / 707

29-07

 

01.97

 

29-08 / 708

29-08

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-09 / 709

29-09

 

w/o 23.04.98 or 24.04.98

 

29-10 / 710

29-10

 

03.95, 01.97

 

29-11 / 711

29-11

 

w/o 12.12.02

 

29-12 / 712

29-12

 

w/o 12.11.93(?) at Balite, Batangas

  (?); wreckage at Villamor AB (01.97)

 

29-13 / 713

29-13

 

w/o 13.08.96; wreckage at Villamor

  AB (01.97)

 

29-14 / 714

29-14

 

10.94, 01.97

 

29-15 / 715

29-15

 

01.97

 

29-16 / 716

29-16

 

01.97

 

29-17 / 717

29-17

 

01.97

 

29-18 / 718

29-18

 

w/o 15.10.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional SF.260TP, converted from SF.260MP?

Some 18 SF.260MP/WPs were originally to be upgraded to the SF.260TP standard under Project Layang, with the first being delivered in 1996. However, it seems that the project eventually involved the conversion of existing SF.260TPs from training to attack versions only and that some seven or so were converted by 2002, with the first two examples being put into service with 15th Strike Wing in Apr 2001. It is not known if the serial number below is one of the upgraded aircraft, an additional new-build aircraft or was simply mis-read.

 

 

 

 

 

29-19 / 719

29-19

 

01.97

 

In December 2004, the PAF is negotiating lease terms with Aerotech Industries Philippines for three SF260MZs that Aerotech bought from Zambia and completely rebuilt in 2003.  

RPC-2686

 

 

 

 

RPC-2697

 

 

 

 

RPC2689

 

 

 

 

Write-Offs

date

s/n

event, location, fate of crew

12.11.93

29-12 / 712 or

  29-02 / 702?

Engine quit in flight while on a training mission from Fernando AB. After attempts to restart the engine proved unsuccessful and the plane was already low on altitude, the pilot tried to ditch the aircraft in Lake Taal. The water impact left the instructor pilot, Maj. Roberto „Obet“ Ramos Pasion, commanding officer of 103rd Student Squadron, unconscious and still strapped into his seat as the aircraft sank in deep water. He did not get out and was declared missing presumed dead. His student, 2nd Lt. Lito Benitez, escaped safely. (If the accident in Oct 1994 did not happen, then the aircraft involved was most likely 29-02 / 702.)

17.12.93

15-10 / 610

Crashed soon after take-off from Fernando AB at Mataas-na-Kahoy, Batangas City, killing instructor Capt. Glenn Julio and student 2nd Lt. Teodore Vega, both assigned to 100th Training Wing.

??.10.94(?)

29-02 / 702

Reported as having crashed in Lake Taal. Details? (Mix-up with write-

off on 12.11.93?)

13.08.96

29-13 / 713

After the engine quit over during touch-and-go at Fernando AB, the crew tried to glide the plane down but failed to gain control as the aircraft was caught by a gust while too close to the ground. Aviation Cadet Rowena Q. Ayugan and instructor 2d Lt. Gilbert J. Marasiagan,  assigned to 100th Training Wing, sustained serious injuries.

23.04.98 or

  24.04.98?

29-09 / 709

Badly damaged in crash-landing at Brgy. Bolbok, Lipa City, Batangas, following engine failure. Both crew members, assigned to 100th Training Wing, suffered only minor injuries while three persons on the ground were seriously injured.

05.10.02

29-18 / 718

While returning to Edwin Andrews AB from a mission with another SF.260 to locate the ship MV Spirus with alleged contraband goods, the plane developed engine problems and crashed at sea off Little Santa Cruz island near Zamboanga City. Both crew, pilot Capt. Reynaldo Rueca and co-pilot 1st Lt. Narcisco Ferrer, assigned to 3rd Tactical Operations Wing, bailed out at 1,000ft altitude and were safely rescued.

12.12.02

29-11 / 711

Crashed through the roof of Ibiden Philippines computer factory at the First Philippine Industrial Park in Brgy. Anastasia, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, killing both crew members, pilot 1st Lt. Vincent Ramon F. Ong and backseater 1st Lt. Delfin B. Francisco Jr., both assigned to 15th Strike Wing, as well as a factory worker on the ground. Nine other workers were injured. The aircraft was simulating engine failure during a proficiency mission from Atienza AB. Following the accident, the 12 remaining SF.260s were grounded.