Philippine Airlines Flight 475

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Philippine Airlines Flight 475
Airbus A320-214, Philippine Airlines JP7019104.jpg
A Philippine Airlines Airbus A320-214 identical to the one involved in the incident.
Accident summary
Date October 26, 2007 (2007-10-26)
Summary Runway overrun, Pilot error
Site Butuan Bancasi Airport, Butuan City, Philippines
Passengers 148
Crew 6
Fatalities 0
Injuries (non-fatal) 19
Survivors 154 (all)
Aircraft type Airbus A320-214
Operator Philippine Airlines
Registration RP-C3224[1]
Flight origin Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Metro Manila, Philippines
Destination Butuan Bancasi Airport, Butuan City

Philippine Airlines Flight 475 was a scheduled passenger flight from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Butuan Bancasi Airport which overran the runway at Butuan Airport.


At approximately 6:25 a.m. on October 26, 2007, Philippine Airlines Flight 475 overshot the runway while landing at Butuan Airport.[2] There were no fatalities among the aircraft's crew and passengers. The aircraft, an Airbus A320-214 with tail number RP-C3224,[3] was destroyed during the incident and subsequently retired from service.[1] After over running the runway, the A320 plowed into a bean field before hitting some coconut trees.[4] Nineteen people suffered injuries; the pilot and co-pilot suffered neck and nose injuries, and several people were taken to a hospital.[5][6] Most injuries were sustained during the emergency evacuation.[1] Bancasi Airport was closed for at least 1 day as air transport authorities evaluated the facility’s ability to continue handling flights.[7] The cause of the accident is believed to be pilot error. According to eye-witness reports the airliner landed past the initial touchdown zone of the runway, which left inadequate distance for the airliner to slow down, causing the airliner to run off the runway.[citation needed]