(mäktän`), coral island (1990 pop. 168,525), 24 sq mi (62 sq km), Cebu prov., the Philippines, just off the coast of Cebu island. Magellan was killed by Chief Lapulapu there in 1521. The spot is marked by a monument.
Affected airports included one in Mactan, Cebu, central Philippines and five more in southern Philippines' Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga City, CAAP said, but it deferred issuing a general prohibition of flight in these affected airports.
The UH-1H plummeted out of control while landing and crashed on a street outside an air base in Lapu-Lapu city on the central island of Mactan yesterday afternoon, pinning a motorcycle taxi and hitting another near a public market.