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Surigao-bound plane returns to Mactan airport due to bad weather

/ 07:55 PM December 18, 2015

CEBU CITY—A Cebu Pacific plane bound for Surigao City went back to the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City on Friday afternoon because of bad weather.

Gemma Imbang of the MCIA Airport Operations Control Center said flight DG 6901 left the airport in Mactan at 2:10 p.m. for Surigao City but the plane could not land at the airport because of bad weather.

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The plane returned to MCIA and arrived at 3:33 pm.

Imbang said the MCIA Airport Operations Control Center learned that the flight was cancelled. There was no information about the number of passengers but the plane could carry a maximum of at least 70 passengers.

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Cebu Pacific cancelled six other outgoing and incoming flights due to bad weather in Surigao, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, and Siargao.

These flights include DG 6895 for Surigao at 8:50 a.m. and returning flight DG 6896 which is supposed to arrive at 10:40 am; DG 6951 for Tandag, Surigao del Sur, at 11:10 a.m. and returning fight DG 6952 at 1:50 p.m.; and DG 6853 for Siargao at 11:20 p.m. and returning flight DG 6854 at 1:35 p.m.

Imbang, however, said flights for Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City and Zamboanga City were not affected because these flights used the bigger Airbuses.

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