Cebu Pacific plane veers off runway during landing in Iloilo

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – A Cebu Pacific plane carrying 180 passengers veered off the runway while landing in Iloilo on Friday evening, October 13.

Cebu Pacific released an advisory at 1:30 am Saturday, October 14, saying Flight 5J 461 (Manila-Iloilo) "veered to the side of runway after landing at the Iloilo International Airport. The Captain then initiated an evacuation."

The statement added all passengers were accounted for and safe. 

Cebu Pacific said it was "working with the authorities to investigate the incident and expedite the re-opening of the airport runway." 

Social media posts earlier showed passengers getting off the plane using the airplane's slide. 

By 5:30 am Saturday, Cebu Pacific noted that the runway at Iloilo International Airport remains temporarily closed. As a consequence, the following flights were cancelled:

October 13

October 14

October 15

To accommodate passengers on cancelled flights, Cebu Pacific has also mobilized additional flights from Manila and Davao to to Roxas City. Land transfer between Roxas and Iloilo will also be made available.

The additional flights are:

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