Korean Air plane overruns runway, 173 passengers safe


MANILA, Philippines –

A Korean Air plane overshot the runway whereas touchdown in unhealthy climate within the central Philippines late Sunday, however authorities mentioned all 173 folks on board had been safe.

The airport on Mactan Island in Cebu province was closed indefinitely as a result of stalled plane, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines mentioned.

Photos it launched confirmed the entrance underbelly of the plane partly ripped away, however the airline and aviation company did not give particulars on the harm.

“All passengers are safe and being attended by floor personnel,” the Philippine aviation company mentioned in a press release.

The Airbus A330 from Incheon, South Korea, tried to land twice earlier than overrunning the runway on the third try, Korean Air Lines Co. mentioned in a press release.

It mentioned all passengers evacuated on the plane’s escape slides.

The airline mentioned it is looking for the reason for the incident.

At least 4 incoming flights had been diverted to Manila and a close-by airport, the Philippine aviation company mentioned.


This story has been corrected to point out the plane overshot the runway late Sunday, not early Monday.


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