Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Incident: Cebu Pacific AT72 at Legaspi on Mar 14th 2009, runway incursion during landing

A Cebu Pacific Airlines Aerospatiale ATR-72-500, flight 5J-172 from Cebu to Legaspi (Philippines) with 68 passengers, was almost into the flare to Legaspi, when a van of the airport authority crossed the runway without authorization. The Cebu Pacific crew initiated a go-around and landed safely a few minutes later.

The incident was observed by the Legaspi City Mayor, who immediately informed the Civil Aviation Authority about the incident. The van was reportedly driven by the son of the local representative of the Air Transportation Office ATO.

Story at: http://avherald.com/h?article=4169150d

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