At least both late bodies have been recovered, to the immense relief of their already grieving families. The plane must have continued on to unknown parts of the Peninsula after the two pilots ejected.
It seems their parachutes were still attached to their bodies.
Fast jets such as the Hawk 108 are naturally equipped with ejection seats which I gather from my reading of various news that the two late pilots did activate.
traditionally copilot or student-pilot ejects first
But I wonder what could have gone wrong for the automated emergency parachutes not to save their lives?
Did those parachutes malfunction? Both?
Were the ejection too low but the disappearance of the plane seems to militate against that.
Besides, some ejection systems could have a zero-zero capability, meaning the ejection would have been safe to activate at zero forward speed (eg. stationary at an airport apron site) and zero altitude (eg. on the ground).
with zero-zero ejection seat
Was the Hawk 108 ejection system equipped with a zero-zero capability?
It would be quite unusual for BOTH pilots to perish from ejection.