Cebu Pacific plane's tire catches fire on runway


Posted at Sep 27 2016 12:10 AM

MANILA - The tire of a Cebu Pacific plane bound for Tacloban caught fire while taxiing after aborting take off, the budget carrier said Monday night.

Cebu Pacific flight DG6577 bound for Tacloban from Cebu aborted takeoff Monday evening due to fluctuating oil in one of its engines, according to lawyer JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific vice president for corporate affairs.

The Cebu Pacific plane aborted takeoff. While taxiing, the aircraft's wheel caught fire.

The passengers were immediately evacuated. Of the 67 passengers and crew, only one reported minor injury.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said its inspectors are investigating the cause of the incident.