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Last updated: 20 March 2019
Date:Friday 26 October 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: RP-C3224
C/n / msn: 753
First flight: 1997-10-30 (10 years)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 148
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Butuan Airport (BXU) (   Philippines)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Butuan Airport (BXU/RPWE), Philippines
Flightnumber: 475
PAL flight 475, departed Manila (MNL) about 05:10 in the morning on a flight to Butuan (BXU).
The A320 landed at Butuan's single runway 12/30 (6,450 feet long) and overran. The airplane went down a small slope and ended up between trees.

Runway excursion

» 19 hurt as PAL plane overshoots runway in Butuan airport (, 26-10-2007)


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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 Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Butuan Airport as the crow flies is 781 km (488 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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