Cebu Pacific Miscalculates Butuan Airport Runway

A Cebu Pacific aircraft skidded off the runway just prior to take off at Butuan Airport in Agusan del Norte on Saturday, February 15 temporarily suspending operations at the airport. The airport handles approximately six domestic flights daily.

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Image Source: Charie Villa/Instagram
Flight 5J 220 was preparing to take off for Cebu when the nose wheel of the aircraft went off the runway as it was turning to line up for take off. The aircraft's nose wheel ended up on the grassy portion at the end of the runway. Passengers were disembarked from the aircraft safely and re-accommodated on other flights. 

According to Anthony de Arca, aircraft accident investigator for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Butuan Airport would remain closed until 4:00pm on Sunday, February 16. This resulted in the cancellation of three Cebu Pacific flights bound for Butuan from both Manila and Cebu. 

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Image Source: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
One hundred and six crew and passengers were on board the Airbus A319 aircraft registered RP-C3195. Passengers were offered a full refund, complimentary rebooking of flights within 30 days of the original departure date or a re-routing to the nearest alternate airport in Davao or Cagayan de Oro.


  1. Cebu Pacific: not again!

  2. What is wrong with Philippine airline pilots? I hope they can FLY the plane better than taxi for take off. Astonishing to see.

  3. NAIA airport is never compatible airport , I am balikbayan from US , our airport need more air condition , its so Hot inside if I agree to pay more tax and terminal if this worth it to put more air and toilet should have a toilet paper also clean !


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