26 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
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Cebu Pacific Air
First flight:1967
Total airframe hrs:73784
Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 99 / Occupants: 99
Total:Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
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.