24 Years ago today: On 2 February 1998 a Cebu Air Pacific DC-9 crashed into a mountain near Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; killing all 104 occupants.
|Date:||Monday 2 February 1998|
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
|Operator:||Cebu Pacific Air|
|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|
|Aircraft 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|
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.