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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144936
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Cebu Pacific Air
Registration: RP-C3264
MSN: 4852
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Puerto Princesa International Airport - PPS/RPVP -   Philippines
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:PPS/RPVP
Destination airport:MNL/RPLL
A Cebu Pacific Air Airbus A320-214, performing flight CEB640, and a Zest Air Airbus A320-232, collided at Puerto Princesa International Airport - PPS/RPVP. The Zest Air aircraft was loading passengers, while the Cebu Pacific plane was taxiing out of the Puerto Princesa tarmac.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board determined that the probable cause of this accident was the PICís poor judgment in selecting safer pivot direction.
Pilot Error. (Human Factor)
- The PIC failed to select a better and safer pivot direction to the right which provides wider space as the measurement was for A330 but the aircraft actually parked was a A320.
- Underlying causes lack of standard taxi-out lines at the ramp as guide for 180deg pivot. Airport Management Error. (Environment (ground) Factor).
- The airport management shall provide and maintain taxi-out lines at the parking to serve as guide to pilots for the 180deg pivot in case the tow tractor for push-back capability is not operational.
- Lack of push-back (equipment) capability. Operatorís SMS error and Airport Management oversight error. (Human Factor)
- The operator failed to provide safety support equipment (push-back) to enhance their safety management system in Puerto Princesa Airport operations.



Photo of RP-C3264 courtesy

Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (RPLL / MNL)
7 January 2015; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

11-Apr-2012 10:01 gerard57 Added
11-Apr-2012 10:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2012 12:27 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
12-Apr-2012 06:48 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Sep-2016 19:32 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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