MaxAvSafety (Historic Loss; Cebu-115, this date; 2/2/98)Pilot Error, Flt into Terrain,109 SOB

Accident description
Last updated: 1 February 2018
Date: Monday 2 February 1998
Time: ca 11:00
Type: image
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator: Cebu Pacific Air
Registration: RP-C1507
C/n / msn: 47069/175
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs: 73784
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers: Fatalities: 99 / Occupants: 99
Total: Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 45 km (28.1 mls) NE of Cagayan de Oro-Lumbia Airport (CGY) ( Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Tacloban-D. Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines
Destination airport: Cagayan de Oro-Lumbia Airport (CGY/RPML), Philippines
Flightnumber: 387
Cebu Pacific Flight 387 departed Manila at 09:16 for a flight to Cagayan de Oro. The flight made an unscheduled stop at Tacloban at 09:53 to deliver some spare tires for another Cebu Pacific DC-9 (RP-C1506) stranded at Tacloban. The flight left Tacloban again after 9 minutes for a 61-minute flight to Cagayan de Oro. Last radio contact was at 10:48 while flying at FL115 over Claveria.
Local residents heard an explosion around 11:00 near the 8200 feet high Mount Balatucan. The aircraft was reportedly two miles off course when it hit the mountain.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
(Source/Photo: AvSafe)


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