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CebuPac plane skids off Butuan airport runway

Posted On 2014 Feb 18
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President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the Philippine Travel Agencies Association 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday (February 14) with the theme: “Love Life, Love Travel." The Department of Tourism (DOT) is projecting 2014 tourism revenues to hit P1.4 trillion, higher by P110.6 billion of the expected earnings from domestic tourism in 2013 due in large part to a forecasted increase in the daily expenditures of domestic tourists. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the Philippine Travel Agencies Association 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday (February 14) with the theme: “Love Life, Love Travel.” The Department of Tourism (DOT) is projecting 2014 tourism revenues to hit P1.4 trillion, higher by P110.6 billion of the expected earnings from domestic tourism in 2013 due in large part to a forecasted increase in the daily expenditures of domestic tourists. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Cebu Pacific airplane skidded off the runway of Butuan airport on Saturday morning, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.

According to CAAP deputy director general Capt. John Andrews, the A319 plane’s nose wheel gear fell on the grassy portion at the end of the runway while taxiing for departure.

The Cebu Pacific flight 785 was bound for Cebu.

All passengers were immediately asked to disembark from the plane with tail number RPC3195.

The CAAP said the runway of Butuan airport will be closed until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Three Cebu Pacific flights had been affected due to the incident—two from Manila and one from Mactan. (MNS)

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