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A Cebu Pacific Air Airbus A320-200 passenger jet is seen with its nose touching a grassy area at Davao International airport in southern Philippines June 3, 2013, after it overshot a runway on Sunday evening. Local media reported that the airport was shut down on Sunday night after the Cebu Pacific Air flight from Manila overshot and veered on the right side of a runway. All of the 165 passengers were unhurt.  (MNS photo)

A Cebu Pacific Air Airbus A320-200 passenger jet is seen with its nose touching a grassy area at Davao International airport in southern Philippines June 3, 2013, after it overshot a runway on Sunday evening. Local media reported that the airport was shut down on Sunday night after the Cebu Pacific Air flight from Manila overshot and veered on the right side of a runway. All of the 165 passengers were unhurt. (MNS photo)

MANILA, June 6 (Mabuhay) – The flight recorder of the Cebu Pacific flight that overshot the runway in Davao’s international airport is scheduled to be brought to Singapore today.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) says the device will reveal if the flight ran into any trouble before its hard landing.

Meanwhile, passengers from the Cebu Pacific flight are now considering to file a class suit against the airline company, saying an apology is not enough for the kind of inconvenience they went through.

“We have chosen already some people that will be representing us. As of now it is too early kung ano talaga ang magiging full decision,” Jess Delgado, spokesman for Cebu Pacific passengers, said.

Robert de Leon, legal counsel of the Cebu Pacific passengers, said the group is mulling possible court action.

“Possibly for court action. The passengers will also seek for damages for the negligence of the staff of Cebu Pacific,” he said.

The Palace has declined to comment on whether Cebu Pacific should be held liable for the incident and would rather the CAAP finish its probe before making any statement.

“These things happen. This is not a peculiar event. This sometimes happen although unfortunate and we would like to avoid situations like this but occasionally this happens not only in our country but also in first world countries.

Again, we’d like to beg your indulgence. We’d like to let the CAAP finish its probe before we issue any statement to that effect,” said presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. (MNS)

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