Philippine Airlines Flight 137
A Philippine Airlines Airbus A320-214
|Date||March 22, 1998|
|Summary||Runway overrun caused by pilot error|
|Site||Bacolod City Domestic Airport
|Injuries (non-fatal)||89|
|Fatalities||3 on the ground|
|Survivors||130 (all on aircraft)|
|Aircraft type||Airbus A320-214|
|Flight origin||Ninoy Aquino International Airport|
|Destination||Bacolod City Domestic Airport|
March 22, 1998 accident
On March 22, 1998, flight 137 overshot the runway while landing at Bacolod City Domestic Airport. There were no fatalities among the aircraft's crew and passengers, but three people died on the ground as the airliner plowed through a residential area.
A selection by the pilot of the wrong mode on the onboard flight computers prevented power from being reduced to idle, which inhibited thrust reverse and spoilers from being used. The offending engine was shut down, and brakes applied, but the aircraft was unable to stop before the end of the runway.