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Cebu Pacific’s aircraft catches fire on Mactan runway

One passenger slightly hurt
/ 10:01 PM September 26, 2016
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CEBU CITY — One of Cebu Pacific’s (CEB) propeller-type planes caught fire after aborting take-off at 6:10 p.m. Monday.

Lawyer JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs, said in an advisory that Flight DG6577 from Cebu to Tacloban aborted its take-off due to a fluctuating oil indication in one of its engines.

“While taxiing after aborting take off, the aircraft encountered a wheel fire and the crew initiated an immediate evacuation of the passengers,” he said.

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Volunteers of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) fire and rescue department and the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF) based in Lapu-Lapu City responded to the fire.

Fire trucks arrived on site at 7:36 p.m. and had the fire under control by 7:54 p.m.

Mantaring said all 67 passengers and crew were safely evacuated with one reported minor injury. The flight was scheduled to leave for Tacloban at 6:10 PM.

Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and CEB on-ground personnel provided all assistance to the affected passengers.

CAAP aircraft accident inspectors are now investigating the cause of the fire.  SFM

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