Cebu Pacific A320 damaged after veering off runway

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A Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 suffered damage to its landing gear and engines after veering off the runway at Davao International Airport on 2 June.

The aircraft, registration RPC3266, was on the Manila-Davao route, when the incident happened at about 19:10 local time.

The carrier said the aircraft landed at the airport "safely", but "veered off to the right of the runway" thereafter, adding that there was heavy rain at that time.

"The engines and landing gear were affected, and the aircraft is currently undergoing a thorough check," it added. It could not say when the aircraft will return to service.

The carrier is working with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to remove the aircraft from the runway. Davao airport has been shut since the incident because of the runway obstruction.

None of the 165 passengers and six crew on board were injured.

The accident investigation unit of the CAAP is investigating the incident.

Flightglobal data shows that CDB Leasing Company owns the aircraft.