Kalibo flights delayed due to Tiger Air plane mishap

Rappler.com
12 flights were delayed due to the incident

MANILA, Philippines – Twelve flights were delayed due to the closure of the runway of Kalibo airport Monday, August 26 after a Tiger Air aircraft got stuck in soft ground amid heavy rain brought by tropical depression Nando.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the aircraft was taxiing for take-off around 8:20 a.m Monday when the plane’s nosegear slipped out of the concrete runway, and got stuck in soft ground.

CAAP said no one was hurt but the accident forced the closure of Kalibo’s runway, stalling a dozen flights.

The 12 delayed flights were bound for Kalibo, Manila and Incheon, Korea.

CAAP said normal operations resumed at 2 p.m.

Affected flights were:

Zest Air

  • Z2 039/040, Manila-Kalibo-Manila
  • Z2 300/301, Manila-Kalibo-Manila

PAL

  • PR 487/488, Manila-Kalibo-Manila
  • 2P969/970, Manila-Kalibo-Manila;

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J 339/340, Manila-Kalibo-Manila
  • 5J 079/080 Kalibo- Incheon, Korea- Kalibo.

– Rappler.com

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