Runway Excursion of a Cebu Pacific A-320 in Davao

Yesterday evening an A-320 of Cebu Pacific Air ran out of the runway in Davao  in a heavy downpour. Fortunately nobody got injured. 

Cebu Pacific Air runway excursion in Davao

Difficult job for the emergency response team in the dark. On the engine one can see that reverse trust hat been in full action.

Cebu Pacific Air runway excursion in Davao

A passenger reported that after 15 minutes, the pilot went out of the cockpit and explained that the problem was caused by the plane’s wiper. Did the crew know about the nasty weather? Did they see the runway? Did their wipers work? Why did they land?

The answers might be “tomorrow maybe…” This bird won’t fly soon again.

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  1. June 14, 2013

    […] 11 days after the Davao runway excursion again a Cebu Pacific Airbus ran off the runway. This time in Manila. The Manila incident had been less severe, but brings up a lot of questions about civil aviation in the Philippines and especially about Cebu Pacific Air. […]

  2. June 26, 2013

    […] surely remember the runway excursion that happened on June 2 in Davao. 3 weeks later the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended the pilot and […]

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