Zamboanga International Airport runway closed temporarily due to stalled plane

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The stalling of the aircraft due to a steering fault leads to a temporary closure of the Zamboanga International Airport runway, delaying a number of flights

A Cebu Pacific plane stops on the runway of the Zamboanga International Airport. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – A Cebu Pacific airplane on Monday, April 23, was forced to deplane its passengers from the the Zamboanga International Airport runway after it stopped there due to a steering fault. 

The passengers of Cebu Pacific flight 5J 849 are safe following the incident, though they were forced to disembark from the plane.

The stalling of the aircraft has led to a temporary closure of the Zamboanga International Airport runway.

This has delayed the following flights, according to information from Cebu Pacific and the Zamboanga International Airport:

  • 5J 852 Zamboanga to Manila – Original estimated time of departure (ETD): 9:15; delayed by 2 hours 20 minutes
  • 5J 839 Zamboanga -Tawi-Tawi – Original ETD: 06:05 am – delayed by 5 hours 40 minutes
  • 5J 840 Tawi-Tawi to Zamboanga – Original ETD: 7:30 am – delayed by 5 hours and 40 minutes

 

 

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