KALIBO, Aklan – An airplane from Taipei, Taiwan overshot the runway while landing at the Kalibo International Airport on Wednesday evening.
The Far Eastern Air Transport aircraft with body number B-28027 flight FE321 was carrying 121 passengers and seven crew members.
Emergency personnel brought them to safety via tourist buses to the airport’s terminal building.
No one was hurt or killed in the incident.
An aircraft accident investigation team from Manila was dispatched to determine the cause of the runway incident.
“Three aircrafts in the apron were put on hold for departure while the operation in the site was being conducted…No incoming flights were affected,” said airport manager Engineer Eusebio Monserate Jr.
He added: “The situation was manageable but it needed a quick response.”
Regular airport operations resumed at 7:34 p.m.
In a statement, the Office of Civil Defense said the affected passengers were “already bound for Boracay Island” while “others were sent home.” (With a report from Akean Forum and PNA/PN)