Runway incident delays NAIA flights
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Fourteen local and international flights were delayed due to a runway obstruction in Runway 6 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Wednesday morning, May 8.
The incident was caused by "retracted landing gear" of a Piper Aztec plane with tail number RP-C1095, owned by Fast Fly Academy Training School in Pasay City, upon landing in the runway at around 6:30 a.m., initial reports said.
The three people on board - the plane's two pilots, Miguel Perey and Marvin Raguvik, and its lone passenger, Lawrence Uy - were safe despite the incident. No injuries were reported.
The fourteen flights affected by the incident, however, included:
China Zouthern Flight CZ 180 - Peking, China
Delta Airlines Flight DL 630 - Nagoya
Cathay Pacific Flight CX 904 - Hong Kong
Philippine Airlines Flight PR 453 - General Santos
Cebu Pacific flights:
5J 551 - Cebu
5J 771 - Pagadian
5J 785 - Butuan
5J 110 - Hong Kong
5J 583 - Cagayan
5J 963 - Davao
5J 474 - Bacolod
PAL Express flights:
2P 972 - Tacloban
2P 202 - Roxas
2P 941 - Puerto Princesa
Airport operations went back to normal at around 7:25 a.m. after firemen of Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) helped clear the runway. - Rappler.com