Eroplano ng Cebu Pacific, sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport; 165 pasahero, ligtas

admin   •   June 3, 2013   •   3264

Ang eroplano ng Cebu Pacific na sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport Linggo ng gabi. (RITCHIE TONGO / Photoville International)

Ang eroplano ng Cebu Pacific na sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport Linggo ng gabi. (RITCHIE TONGO / Photoville International)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Posibleng simulan ngayong araw ng Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ang imbestigasyon sa sumadsad na eroplano ng Cebu Pacific.

Pasado ala-7 kagabi nang lumabas ang ulat hinggil sa paglagpas ng eroplano sa runway habang palapag ito sa Davao International Airport mula sa Maynila.

Sa pahayag ng pamunuan ng Airline Company, tiniyak naman nitong ligtas ang 165 pasahero ng Flight 5J-971 na pinadaan sa emergency slide ng eroplano.

Sumadsad umano ang eroplano dahil sa madulas na runway bunsod ng malakas na pag-ulan.

Bunsod ng insidente, kinansela ang ilang biyahe ng eroplano papunta at pabalik ng Davao, Maynila, Cebu at Cagayan De Oro City habang hinihintay na maialis sa runway ang bumalagbag na eroplano. (Louell Requilman & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Davao International Airport temporarily suspends RT-PCR tests

Marje Pelayo   •   January 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Arriving Davaoeños will not be required to take a free Real-Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) test upon arrival at the Davao International Airport (DIA), for now.

This was confirmed by Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) head Generose Tecson on Thursday (January 14) saying the city government temporarily suspended the procedure to prioritize a much important measure.

“We are redirecting our resources to address the local transmission since this is the highest in the list of cases now and will resume testing once our Los Amigos COVID-19 Laboratory will start operations,” she said.

She urged neighboring local government units (LGUs) to pick up their locally stranded individuals (LSIs) at DIA.

“Panawagan sa mga LGU especially to pick up their LSIs. From outside Davao City, we don’t allow na hindi sila sunduin,” Tecson said.

The official added that non-Davao City flight passengers may still exit the airport even without the RT-PCR negative test as long as their LGUs will fetch them and they can present other needed documents.

She also said that arriving passengers with negative RT-PCR tests taken within 24 to 72 hours before their scheduled flights to the city are prioritized for exit from the DIA after checking their health declaration forms (HDFs).

For Davao City residents without negative RT-PCR test results to show, the city tourism chief said, “We check HDF and papers. We make sure they follow the requirements. We take note of the vehicles they ride on, especially PUVs. They are given their health monitoring forms because they have to check-in with their BHERTS (Barangay Health Emergency Response Team). The 14- day home quarantine is mandatory.”

Once the Los Amigos COVID-19 Laboratory is fully operational, she said the free RT-PCR testing at DIA will resume.

“We’re just waiting for the permit ng labs natin,” she said.

As of January 13, Davao City has recorded a total of 1,376  active COVID-19 cases; 8,110 recoveries, and 468 deaths from the overall total of 9,954 confirmed positive cases since 2020.

Bicol region airports hit by Typhoon Rolly undergoing repairs — DOTr

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 6, 2020

Airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in the Bicol region are undergoing repairs after being hit by Typhoon Rolly, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

Cynthia Tumanut, area manager of CAAP Area Center 5, reported that communication lines at airports operated by the CAAP in the Bicol region have been restored.

Based on the agency’s situational report, Virac Airport’s electric power and mobile and internet signal has also been restored on Tuesday (November 3) and is now operating from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The airport is catering to military and humanitarian flights from both the public and private sectors.

The Catanduanes province, meanwhile, has requested for a 2-week suspension of Cebu Pacific flights to Virac while the province recuperates from the typhoon’s onslaught.

CAAP airports that were critically damaged, especially in Area 5, are also undergoing assessment and processing of reports for GSIS insurance claims. AAC

Typhoon Rolly damage in Naga Airport pegged at P5.5 million, CAAP says

Robie de Guzman   •   November 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several airports in the Bicol region have sustained damage due to the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Monday.

In its latest report, CAAP said Naga Airport’s passenger terminal building, fire station building, administration building, and vehicular parking area sustained serious damage estimated at P5.5 million.

“The damage was mostly in the form of dismantled ceilings and blown away roofing and window panels caused by the strong winds of Typhoon Rolly,” CAAP said.

Flights in the airport have commenced at 7:45 a.m. Monday after it was suspended on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12:35 p.m.

Legazpi Airport was also reported to have sustained minimal damage in its ceiling boards and runway lights in the passenger terminal building, according to CAAP.

Bicol International Airport also reported damage to glass wall panels at the second floor of its passenger terminal building; Sangley Airport with damage at glass windows in the hangar and two spans of old CHB fence collapsed at general aviation area; and Marinduque Airport where breakwaters at Runway 16 Runway End Safety Area (RESA) collapsed due to storm surges.

“As early as Friday, October 30, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Airports have secured its powerplant and runway equipment, boarded its facilities, coordinated with the local DRRMC offices, and has activated its procedures for typhoon disaster response as per instructions from DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade,” CAAP said.

“At present, CAAP airport managers are still on high alert and are closely monitoring and conducting inspections at their respective airports,” it added.

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