Slain pilot in Bataan plane crash buried


Posted at May 05 2011 04:59 PM | Updated as of May 06 2011 12:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines - One of 2 Philippine Air Force pilots killed in a plane crash in Bagac, Bataan last week was finally buried Thursday.

Maj. Ephraim Suyom, 37, was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani exactly a week after the plane crash last April 28.

He was given a gun salute while a chopper dropped flower petals on his casket. Relatives and Suyom's mistahs from the Philippine Military Academy paid their last respects to the fallen officer.

The PAF has grounded the rest of its S-211 trainer jets after last week's crash that killed Suyom and Capt. Raymond De Leon.