Narrative:Cebu Pacific Flight 387 departed Manila at 09:16 for a flight to Cagayan de Oro. The flight made an unscheduled stop at Tacloban at 09:53 to deliver some spare tires for another Cebu Pacific DC-9 (RP-C1506) stranded at Tacloban. The flight left Tacloban again after 9 minutes for a 61-minute flight to Cagayan de Oro. Last radio contact was at 10:48 while flying at FL115 over Claveria.
|Date:||02 FEB 1998|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32|
|Operator:||Cebu Pacific Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 47069/175|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Total airframe hrs:||73784|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 99 / Occupants: 99|
|Total:||Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||45 km (28.1 mls) NE of Cagayan de Oro-Lumbia Airport (CGY) (Philippines)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tacloban-D. Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Cagayan de Oro-Lumbia Airport (CGY/RPML), Philippines|
Local residents heard an explosion around 11:00 near the 8200 feet high Mount Balatucan. The aircraft was reportedly two miles off course when it hit the mountain.
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 09.02.1998 (79)
» Charles Cole
» Manila Bulletin
» Manila Times
» Philippine Daily Inquirer
» Bill Harms, Thomas Maurer, Mark StephensonSample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tacloban-D. Z. Romualdez Airport to Cagayan de Oro-Lumbia Airport as the crow flies is 314 km (196 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.