Plane overshoots Coron, Palawan runway; Friday flights affected

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2018 08:39 PM | Updated as of Jun 09 2018 11:24 AM

MANILA - A Skyjet Airlines plane on Friday afternoon overshot the runway of the Francisco B. Reyes airport in Coron, Palawan, authorities said.

Skyjet flight M8 717 figured in a "runway excursion at the end of the runway east side of the aerodrome beyond the fence," according to an initial report of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

It said all 80 passengers and 6 crew members were safe.

CAAP added that it has dispatched aircraft accident investigators to conduct an inquiry.

Skyjet Airlines is a relatively new domestic carrier in the Philippines. Aside from Coron, it also flies to Siargao, Batanes, and Boracay. 

Due to the incident, Cebu Pacific announced that the following flights between Manila and Busuanga (Coron), Palawan scheduled for Friday, June 9 are cancelled:

DG 6041 Manila-Busuanga (Coron) 5:50AM
DG 6042 Busuanga (Coron)-Manila 8:15AM
DG 6057 Manila-Busuanga (Coron) 9:35AM
DG 6058 Busuanga (Coron)-Manila 11:20AM

The airline said those who booked these flights have the following options: 

• Rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date
• Opt for full refund or travel fund

Affected passengers are advised to contact the airline's hotline at +632 7020-888, or visit the official Cebu Pacific Facebook (facebook.com/cebupacificair) or Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) accounts.